Donors from around the area have been pumping up the volume and pumping out blood this week.
For the 22nd year in a row, the “Pump Up The Volume” blood drive is going on in Salina, through Wednesday.
According to the Red Cross, this blood drive is one of the most important of the year for the organization.
Typically each year in the summer the blood supply becomes critically low.
The Red Cross told KSAL News Tuesday night that so far things are going great. Through the first two days the goal was to collect 149 units, and 158 were collected.
Along with donating blood, participants can also vote for their favorite local radio station. The winning station will receive a traveling trophy to display for a year.
The 22nd annual “Pump Up the Volume” blood drive for the American Red Cross concludes Wednesday at the Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 825 E. Beloit in Salina. Hours Wednesday are 8am – 2pm.