Sound Off: Can I give blood any day without waiting for a blood drive?
Unfortunately, no. There are no walk-in centers in Lawrence, according to community health leaders. The Kansas City, Mo.-based Community Blood Center closed its walk-in center in Lawrence in September 2009 because of lack of donations. Since then, it has held a blood drive nearly once a week in Lawrence. For the schedule or to make an appointment, visit savealifenow.org or call 888-647-4040. It does have walk-in centers in nearby cities: • Overland Park — Times Square Shopping Center, 10568 Metcalf Ave., 913-383-6800. • Topeka — 800 SW Lane, 785-233-0195. The American Red Cross also has blood drives in Lawrence. For the schedule or to make an appointment, visit redcross.org or call 800-733-2767.