Blood center declares blood emergency; donors needed

Blood drive scheduled at Osage City on July 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Community Blood Center has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to donate blood at a CBC donor center or convenient mobile blood drive to help replenish the blood supply.

In Osage County, donors can help by donating at the Community Blood Center blood drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Osage City Community Building, 517 S. First St. As an incentive, all presenting donors will receive two Royals game tickets.

To make an appointment online, see esavealifenow.org, click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon and enter sponsor code osagecitycomm. For more information, contact Kay Reeves at 816-213-2728 or [email protected].

Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is important to always have an adequately stocked blood supplies for when communities are faced with patient traumas or other events that require life-saving blood products.

The entire donation process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Donors with O negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as their blood can be used in emergencies.

Blood donors receive free mini-physical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hemoglobin levels. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health, and meet all Food & Drug Administration donor criteria. Anyone who cannot donate but still wishes to participate is encouraged to ask someone to donate for them, or consider volunteering at a local blood drive.

Community Blood Center serves hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area and eastern Kansas and western Missouri.


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