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 Sunday (8/26) at East Side Baptist Church, in the Fellowship Hall, 4425 SE 29th St.
"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."
Help meet the local needs by donating blood at the Community Center Blood Drive at East Side Baptist Church from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday. All registered donors will be eligible for a drawing for great prizes.
The blood supply is very low. Community Blood Center must collect at least 580 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of our area. One donation can help as many as two local hospital patients.