Red Cross, Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors, Topeka Police Department team up to help patients in need

Blood donors needed to restock supply; could win Super Bowl trip

The American Red Cross, Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors (KS C.O.P.S.), and Topeka Police Department are joining forces to boost the blood supply and help save lives through a National Blue Blood Drive. In Topeka, the Blue Blood Drive is Monday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Topeka Police Dept., 320 S. Kansas Ave.

KS C.O.P.S. provides resources to help families and co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty cope with the sacrifices of their loved ones. This is also a national partnership that provides members with a meaningful way to support their community by hosting blood drives nationwide while raising awareness about the constant need for blood.

This blood drive helps replenish the blood supply during the critical post-holiday time. The Red Cross critically needs donors of all blood types − especially type O − to give now and help ensure patients continue to receive the treatments they need this winter.

As a special thank you, those who come to give blood are automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.^ The winner and a guest get to enjoy Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, access to day-of in-stadium pre-game activities, tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Las Vegas, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 9 – 12, 2024), plus a $1,000 gift card for expenses. Additional details are available at

To make an appointment to give blood at the 2024 Topeka Blue Blood Drive, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767), or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device and use sponsor code COPS.