(WICHITA, Kan.) — The American Red Cross Wichita Blood Donor Center, 707 N. Main, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning April 7, 2012 and continuing through April 28, 2012.
Terry Dunaway, CEO of the Central Plains Regions, says, "This has been a difficult year for us. We must increase our collections to meet the needs of hospital patients throughout Kansas. We hope by extending Saturday hours, more people will be able to donate blood.”
The American Red Cross saw an eight percent decline in blood donations in March 2012 compared to March 2011, and blood products are currently being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they are coming in.
The Wichita Blood Donor Center is open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the second Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.