Life-saving drive to be held

The Community Blood Center (CBC) will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Sabetha City Hall located at 805 Main Street.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.savealifenow.org/group and using Group Code TPK7. For additional details, contact Kay Reeves at 1-816-213-2728. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome if capacity allows.

CBC is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Greater Kansas City region.

In the Greater Kansas City area, one in three people will need blood at some point in their life and nearly one in seven hospital admission requires a blood transfusion. This means nearly 600 donations are needed every day to meet hospital demand, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished. In just 60 minutes, you can donate one pint of blood and Save and Life, Right Here, Right Now in your own community.

“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they often think about fire and police departments,” said Kim Peck, senior executive director of CBC. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters. 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.”

For more information regarding our donor centers and mobile blood drives or how to set up your own drive, visit www.savealifenow.org or call 1-877-468-6844.

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