CMBC to host blood drive in conjunction with health fair

With the Hutchinson County Health Fair quickly approaching, Coffee Memorial Blood Center plans to be present for an upcoming blood drive.The CMBC will host the Hutchinson County and Frank Phillips College Blood Drive during the health fair, set to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Center for Access and Innovation Building at 901 Opal, Room 102.All eligible donor who presents to donate will receive a “Share the Road” t-shirt and a chance to win a new bicycle.A photo ID or donor card is required to donate.According to Suzanne Talley of CMBC, all blood types are currently needed.“The need is real. There is no substitute for blood,” she said. “It can only come from volunteer blood donors. Please support the patients of the High Plains Region....Give the Gift of Life!”For appointments, call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800.More information on the CMBC can be found at the center’s web site: or by logging on the center’s Facebook or Twitter pages.