First Bank will be holding a blood donation drive on Thursday, Dec. 17, in partnership with Blood Assurance.

First Bank is located at 1525 Market Street in Dayton, and the blood drive begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Due to social distancing guidelines, donors must make an appointment prior to donating. Appointments can be made by visiting

Event organizers said that prior to donating, get a good night’s sleep, eat a good meal and drink plenty of water.