Sabetha blood drive slated for July 31

Community Blood Center will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Sabetha City Hall Gym. A blood shortage continues as the summer months have seen a much lighter donor participation, so area residents are asked to please consider donating.

Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region. CBC 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 continually replenished.

“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments,” said David Graham, 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 donors time upon arrival. To make an appointment online, visit esavealifenow.org, click the “Schedule and Appointment” icon and enter Sponsor Code sabetha. For additional details, contact Lyla Edelman at 785-284-2477.

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