Local blood drive scheduled
It’s time to roll up your sleeves again and donate blood during Sabetha’s next blood drive. The drive – organized by Community Blood Center (CBC) – is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 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 Lyla Edelman at 785-284-2477 or at [email protected].com, or contact Guy Niederhauser at 816-210-6801. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. All presenting donors will get a Chief’s kingdom t-shirt on the day of the drive.
CBC is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70-plus hospitals and medical centers in the Greater Kansas City region.
“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they often think about fire and police departments,” said Kim Peck, Senior Executive Director of Community Blood Center. “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.”
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 admissions 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 a Life, Right Here, Right Now in your own community.
Fore 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.
CBC, now part of the NYBC family, serves hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products per year to approximately 65 area hospitals – and calls upon about 580 donors each day to meet the need for a life-savings gift of blood. The blood center makes timely deliveries of safe, high quality products to meet transfusion needs, for routine care and emergencies.