Archive for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Several local blood drives planned during July

July 7, 2010


Blood donations decrease about 20 percent in the summer, when the need increases.

You can help make a difference by participating in one of these upcoming Community Blood Center drives in Lawrence:

• Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, in conference rooms A and D South. The first 50 donors will receive a free car wash at Auto Plaza Car Wash. To make an appointment, visit and use sponsor code lawrencehosp or call 749-5800.

• Thursday, July 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive. To make an appointment, visit and use sponsor code christcommunity or contact Melody Barclay at 842-7600.

The Kansas City, Mo.-based Community Blood Center supplies blood to 72 hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, including LMH.

Last year, 47,000 patients received life-saving blood.

To donate, you must:

• Be at least age 16.

• Weigh at least 115 pounds.

• Be in good health.

For medical eligibility questions, call 800-245-7035.

The center had a “Battle For Blood” competition June 26-July 2 that pitted police departments against fire departments. According to the website, the fire departments won this year’s contest by drawing 914 donations, 76 more than the police departments.


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