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"O" Type Blood Needed

Published: Aug. 16, 2006 at 4:25 PM CDT
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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.