Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lions Club hosting blood drive

January 18, 2007

Community Blood Center is issuing an appeal for all types of blood to increase the blood supply, which has reached an emergency level following the holidays. The blood center must collect 580 units of blood daily to meet its demand.

January is designated nationally as Volunteer Blood Donor Month to encourage the public to donate.

In response, the Eudora Lions Club will have a community blood drive from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in the commons area at Eudora High School, 2203 Church St. Walk-ins are welcome.

All donations through the Community Blood Center benefit local hospital patients.

Donors are asked to eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. In addition, they are asked to bring identification like a Community Blood Center donor card or driver's license. Cholesterol testing will be performed on all units of blood collected.

Blood and platelet donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh 110 pounds, and be in generally good health.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Bob Slapar at 542-2315 or visit the Web site at www.savealifenow.org.

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