Local Blood Heading To Help Gulf Coast

Blood donated by the people of the Panhandle will soon be on its way to help those who may be affected by Hurricane Ike.

The Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo says the response from the community has been "tremendous." They say that over 100 people have donated blood each day this week.

You can still do your part by donating. The Blood Center will be open Saturday from 10:00 until 2:00 and all next week from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM.