Blood donations needed, sign up for your appointment now

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The Red Cross is in “Emergency Need” of ALL blood types, especially type “O” blood, the universal blood type. During the July 4 holiday, about 450 fewer blood drives were held compared to an average week, leading to around 17,000 fewer blood donations. We now have less than a three-day supply of blood and donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are being collected.

Right now there is less than a ONE-day supply of ALL blood types!
Donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than being collected!
Hospital orders are being scrutinized to insure at least traumas are covered!

Reasons to Give:

1. Free cookies and juice
2. Most people do not give blood even though they can. They have just never tried.
3. Three lives can be saved from one donation
4. You will be able to follow the journey of your blood and where it goes to save someone’s life

Topeka:
7/21 from 11 am – 4 pm – Temple Beth Sholom, 4200 Munson Ave. (Hosted by WIBW Meteorologist Doug Meyers)

Emporia:
7/25 from 12 – 6 pm, Flint Hills Mall, 1632 Industrial Road, Next to the theatre
7/31 from 11 am – 5 pm, Emporia State University – Skyline Room, 1 Kellogg Circle

Manhattan:
7/22 from 11:30am-6:30pm - St Thomas More Gym, 2900 Kimball
7/23 from 7:30am-1:30pm - St Thomas More Gym, 2900 Kimball

To make your life-saving appointment (including more drives than what are listed above) and for tips to make it as quick as possible while giving call 800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org