TOPEKA, Kan. -- Last year, 28,000 individuals in our area needed a blood transfusion. This year, the local needs for blood are expected to rise. Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting a blood drive on Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13 at Pint for Pint in the Topeka Center, 800 SW Lane, to help the local hospital patients in our area that depend on life saving blood donations.
"When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments," said Dr. Jay Menitove, Executive Director and Medical Director with Community Blood Center.
"However, because Community Blood Center is here to meet the needs of local patients, we would hope that individuals in our community would consider us to be just as essential."
The blood drive runs on Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
To make an appointment online, go to www.esavealifenow.org and use Sponsor Code pintforpint. You may also contact Lou Ann Godfrey at (785) 233-0195.
Just one donation can help as many as two local hospital patients. Community Blood Center must collect at least 580 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of our area.
All registered donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream.