January is National Blood Donor Month
In 2002, Sabetha Community Hospital began contracting with the Community Blood Center for blood and blood products. Through this relationship, Community Blood Center blood mobiles began providing the local community blood drives.
With the help of the Sabetha Hospital Guild, six blood drives a year are sponsored in the community. The blood drives are held at Sabetha City Hall with hours from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Appointments are accepted and are encouraged to help make your wait shorter but walk-ins are always welcome.
Blood donations have decreased across the country as a whole. Sabetha has been able to keep their numbers up due to the generous people that donate, and the hard work of Lyla Edelman, Blood Mobile Chairperson, and her Committee. In 2016, the average donation for the drives was 88 units. In 2017, it was a little lower at 73 units per drive.
Blood is always in demand so the generosity of this community is greatly appreciated, and we ask that you continue to GIVE. If you have questions regarding donating blood , please contact the Community Blood Center at (816) 753-4040 or the website at www.savealifenow.org. If you don't receive the answer you need, you may call Sabetha Community Hospital Lab at (785) 284-1530 and they will help you the best they can.
The next Blood Drive is Tuesday, January 23, 2018.