One thing you can always definitely think about to help others this winter is to donate blood. The Community Blood Center in our area has a few blood drives coming up, so make sure to remember to donate. 

37% of the population is eligible to donate blood, but only 7% does. Give blood and join the 7% today!  The Community Blood Center will be in Warrensburg today and tomorrow, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  in the Elliott Union Ballrooms in the Union Building on the UCM campus.  Then on the 26th, they'll be here in Sedalia at the Sacred Heart School Hoying Gym from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Then, there will be another - It’ll take place at the First Christian Church, 200 South Limit, on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

I got to talk with Diana San Roman of the Community Blood Center about the importance of donating, and how you can become a part of the 7%.

For more information on the Sedalia drive or to get an appointment, visit and enter the sponsor code sedaliacomm.  For other details, contact Marge Watson at

Donatingly yours,