TOPEKA, Kan. - Last year 28,000 individuals in northeast Kansas needed a blood transfusion. This year, the local needs for blood are expected to rise. Right now the CBC says they are down 700 units of blood.
Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting a blood drive from Saturday, June 21 through Saturday, June 27 at Topeka Community Blood Center, 800 Lane in Topeka 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."
Individuals in Topeka can help meet the local needs by donating at the Community Blood Center blood drive.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Call 233-0195 to schedule an appointment.
All donors receive a t-shirt and enter a daily drawing for prizes. They also get to vote for their favorite "hero": Police Department; Shawnee County Sheriff's Office; Fire Department; Kansas Highway Patrol; or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.