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Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation - Hutchinson

Central Plains Blood Services Region

February 2, 2010
 

News Release
 
Media Contact: Jennifer L. Keller - Tel: (316) 268-0853 Cell: (316) 558-2428
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Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation
 
Wichita, Kan.–Jan. 15, 2010–Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and to help ensure a good donation experience.
 
The Red Cross recommends:
  • Getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Eating a good breakfast or lunch.
  • Drinking extra water to help replace the volume that you’ll lose with your donation.
  • Avoiding caffeinated beverages.
  • Eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.
 
“Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Central Plains Region. “The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood each time they are eligible; every 56 days for whole blood donations and 112 days for double red cell donations.”
 
Locally, you may give blood on/on the following dates:
 
January 18
Hays Medical Center Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
2200 Canterbury in the Hadley Rooms
 
January 18
Lindsborg Community Blood Drive
12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church, 402 N. 1st
 
January 20
Little River Community Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Little River High School, 430 Waverly – On the Red Cross Donor Coach
 
January 22
Inman Community Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 111 Pine
 
January 22
Russell Community Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AmericInn, 1430 S. Fossil
 
January 25
Kingman Community Blood Drive
1 to 7 p.m.
Kingman Activity Center, 110 W. 1st St.
 
January 25
Moundridge Community Blood Drive
1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
First Mennonite Church, 719 S. Christian
 
January 25
Cimarron Community Blood Drive
2 to 6:45 p.m.
Gray County Rec. Center, 17002 Highway 50
 
January 25
Montezuma Community Blood Drive
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Morningside Community Church, 100 N. Apache
 
January 25
Ellinwood Community Blood Drive
2 to 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St.
 
January 26
Hillsboro High School Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
500 E. Grand in the Middle School Gym
 
January 26
Ness City Community Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
American Legion, 104 S. Kansas
 
January 26
Elkhart Community Blood Drive
11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Elkhart City Hall, 433 Morton St.
 
January 26
Hugoton Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
First Christian Church, 600 S. Van Buren
 
January 27
Rozel Community Blood Drive
1 to 5 p.m.
Pawnee Heights High School Gym, 100 W. Grand
 
January 27 & 28
Newton High School Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
900 W. 12th St. in the Wrestling Room - Mezzanine
 
January 28
Liberal Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
Western Ave Church of Christ, 215 S. Western Ave.
 
January 29
Lockport Community Blood Drive
8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Lockport Fire & EMS Building, 710 WW Road
 
January 29
Central Kansas Medical Center Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Dominic Room, 3515 Broadway, Great Bend, Kan.
 
January 29
Minneola Community Blood Drive
Noon to 4 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 231 Main
 
January 29
Medicine Lodge Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 108 E. 2nd
 
January 30
Church of the Holy Cross Blood Drive
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2631 Independence Rd – Hutchinson, Kan. – On the Red Cross Donor Coach
 
February 1
Sharon Community
2 to 6 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 S. Broadway
 
February 1 - 3
Hutchinson Community Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
February 1 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 2 - 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
February 3 - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Sherman
 
February 5
Sterling Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
Sterling United Methodist Church, 137 N. Broadway
 
February 5
Holcomb Recreation Commission Blood Drive
3 to 6:15 p.m.
106 Wiley
 
February 6
Hutchinson Community Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hutchinson Mall, 1500 East 11th
 
February 6
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
518 East 43rd – Hutchinson, Kan.
 
February 7
Wal-Mart Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1905 East 17th. – Hutchinson, Kan. – On the Red Cross Donor Coach
 
February 8
Cheney Community Blood Drive
2 to 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 639 Lincoln
 
February 8
Norwich Community Blood Drive
2 to 6 p.m.
Norwich United Methodist Church, 625 E. Burns
 
February 8
Ellsworth Community Blood Drive
2 to 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 405 North Lincoln
 
February 8
Wilson Community Blood Drive
3 to 7 p.m.
Wilson Senior Center, 511 25th
 
February 9
Pratt County Community College Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
348 NE State Rd. in the Gym
 
February 9
Bethany College Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
421 N. 1st at the Student Union – Lindsborg, Kan.
 
February 11
Bethel College Blood Drive
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
300 E. 27th St. in the Memorial Hall Gym – Newton, Kan.
 
February 11
Halstead Community Blood Drive
2 to 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 5th & Chestnut
 
February 11
Spearville Community Blood Drive
2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
St. John’s Parish Hall, 100 Main Street
 
February 12
Central Christian College Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tiger Den, 1200 S. Maple – McPherson, Kan.
 
February 12
Coldwater Community Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, 239 E. Main
 
February 12
Arlington Community Blood Drive
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Arlington Amish Mennonite Church, 15611 W. Arlington Rd.
 
February 15
Stafford Community Blood Drive
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stafford Senior Center, 130 S. Main
 
February 15
Victoria Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
VFW, 204 E. Main
 
February 16
Larned High School Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
815 Corse in the Gym
 
February 16 & 17
Garden City Community Blood Drive
2 to 7 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. 8th
 
February 17
Otis Community Blood Drive
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Otis Bison High School, Eagle Street
 
February 18
Garden City Community College Blood Drive
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
801 Campus Drive in the DPAC East Gym
 
February 18
Barton County Community College Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
245 NE 30 Road in the Kirkman Room – Great Bend, Kan.
 
February 19
Healy Community Blood Drive
2 to 6 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 2009 W. Highway 4
 
February 22
Great Bend Community Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church - St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker St.
 
February 22
Goddard Community Blood Drive
3 to 7 p.m.
Goddard Community Center, 122 N. Main
 
February 25
Scott City Community Blood Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
William Carpenter Building at the Fairgrounds
 
February 25 & 26
Newton Community Blood Drive
February 25 - Noon to 6 p.m.
February 26 - 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Main
 
February 26
Pratt Community Blood Drive
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pratt Community Building, 619 N. Main
 
February 27
Mennonite Churches Blood Drive
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sugar Creek School, 1558 21st St – Galva, Kan.
 
February 27
Goessel Community Blood Drive
8 a.m. to Noon
Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church
 
Text redcross to 42227 or register online at redcrossblood.org to receive emergency inventory updates.  
 
How to Donate Blood:
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or log on to
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit
 
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