Blood Drive is February 4
Community Blood Center (CBC) will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Sabetha City Hall Gym.
CBC is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70-plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region. The organization serves numerous area hospitals, including Sabetha Community Hospital, Hiawatha Community Hospital, Holton Community Hospital, Horton Community Hospital, Community Healthcare System in Onaga, Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka and Stormont Vail Health in Topeka.
In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be constantly replenished.
“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments,” said Kim Peck, senior executive director with Community Blood Center. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and firefighters. We make up a life saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteer donors roll up their sleeves and do so without hesitation.”
Making an appointment is recommended, as it will save the donor’s time upon arrival. To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org/group, and enter the group code TPK7. For additional details, contact Lyla Edelman at 785-284-2477.