something most of us take for granted. We assume blood will be at the hospital
when we need it. If it isn’t, the consequences can be devastating.
American Red Cross relies on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to
provide hospital patients across Kansas with potentially life-saving blood.
Blood is a perishable product, with a shelf-life of only 42 days, so it must be
is still recovering from a difficult summer, where collections hit a 12-year
low. In just a few weeks, our staff from the Central Plains Region will be in
your area collecting blood donations. I hope you will choose to give us an hour
of your time and a pint of your blood. Even better, start a new tradition and invite
a friend to join you!
County Community College Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Student
Union. Make an appointment for this
drive by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or make an appointment online
aren’t able to give at this drive, please go to this website, click on the box
labeled "Make a Blood Donation Appointment” at the top of the home page and
then you’ll be taken to a screen where you may enter your zip code to find
another drive near your home or work.
donate blood? Don’t feel bad. Only 40 percent of people in the United States
are able to donate. But, did you know you can help in other ways? Red Cross
relies on volunteers to organize, promote and work at our community blood
drives. If you are interested in volunteering, please call me at 316-648-4417.
support the Red Cross with your generous gift of blood or by volunteering your
time, you support your community, state and country.
Red Cross Blood Services