TOPEKA- An URGENT NEED Blood Drive will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in lower level, Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn University campus. As of Nov. 5, the Community Blood Center’s inventory of blood type “O-negative” was down to a .6 day supply, which equates to 22 units that supply more than 70 area hospitals.
All donors will receive T-shirts and a $1 gift certificate to Tortilla Jack’s restaurant. Donors are requested to bring a photo ID, eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to your donation. A cholesterol test will be performed on all units of blood collected. All blood donations through the Community Blood Center benefit local hospital patients. For medical eligibility questions, call (800) 245-7035.
The American Medical Student Association PreMed(AMSA) and Beta Beta Beta biology honor society are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Kathy Belanger, Community Blood Center, at (785) 223-0195.