"O" Type Blood Needed
Topeka's Community Blood Center is in desperate need of O-type blood right now. A representative from the CBC tells 13 News the supply is so low, one hospital cancelled a patient's operation. The Center is in the middle of its "School of Giving" blood drive. Donors will receive free t-shirts, and will have the chance to win tickets to a KU-Missouri football game, or a Brooks and Dunn concert.
This month's perilously low blood supply is being blamed on the summer heat, summer vacations, and back-to-school preparations. The center may be extending its hours soon. You'll find them at 8th and Lane near the hospitals here in Topeka, and at 14th and Kasold in Lawrence.