Donated blood helps save the lives of our fellow community members everyday.
Helping make that possible for the last 50 years is the community blood center in Northeast Kansas and Missouri.
Thursday the blood center celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The center held a blood drive Thursday at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. More than 150 employees signed up to donate.
The community blood center provides blood and blood products to more than 73 hospitals in 70 counties in Missouri and Kansas.