Library sponsors Blood Drive this Tuesday

The Community Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive for whole blood donations.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library


Why Give Blood?

There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. A critical number of voluntary donations are required every day to meet the need for blood in the areas we serve. However, we are consistently falling short, and falling short means we may not have enough blood for someone like you.

What do I have to do?

Making an appointment is easy. Click Here. If you went to the Community Blood Center website without using the link and don’t see our event enter “tscpl” where it asks for the sponsor code. Click the circle to the left of the day you would like your appointment. On the next page, pick a time. Then you will receive an email confirming your appointment.

Click Here now to make your appointment! You are going to save a life!

More information

If you have any questions about donating blood, please contact the Community Blood Center at 1-888-647-4040 or visit their Web site at

To donate blood you must be 16 years old, weigh 115 lbs and be in good health.

You can donate blood every 56 days. If you have recently made a blood donation, or if you have already scheduled an appointment to donate blood, please accept our thanks on behalf of the patients whose lives you may have touched. Please note that if you have been previously told by Community Blood Center or another blood center that you should never donate blood, you would not be eligible to donate at this time.

For automated donations (such as platelets) or to schedule an appointment to donate blood for upcoming surgeries or for other medical reasons, please contact Community Blood Center at 1-888-647-4040.

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.