Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Greater Kansas City region. CBC and the Grain Valley Partnership will conduct a blood drive on Wednesday, April 14th from Noon—4:00pm at the Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main ST.
“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they often think about fire and police departments,” Kim Peck, Senior Executive Director of Community Blood Center said.
“Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters. We make up a life-saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteer donors roll up their sleeves and do so without hesitation.”
In the greater Kansas City area, one in three people will need blood at some point in their life and nearly one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion. This means, nearly 600 donations are needed every day to meet hospital demand, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.
Grain Valley residents can help by donating blood at the blood drive on Wednesday, April 14th from Noon—4:00pm. The drive will be held at Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main Street.
Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.safealifenow.org/group and using group code EH27. For additional details, contact Dawn Eblen at 816-352-2342.