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Blood Supplies Running Dangerously Low in Eastern Kansas, Western Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KPR) – The Community Blood Center (CBC) of Greater Kansas City issued an urgent call for healthy blood donors as area hospitals began to resume normal operations. Since then, the blood supply has continued to decrease and demand has skyrocketed. Officials say the blood supply is now dangerously low. Several Kansas City organizations have stepped up to host urgent blood drives in the coming week, including Union Station, Sprint Center, and Sporting Kansas City. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment at a blood drive or donor center.

 

Upcoming Blood Drives

Sprint Center – May 27 & 28 | 10 am – 4 pm
Union Station – May 27 – 29 | 10 am – 4 pm
Sporting Kansas City – June 1 | 9 am – 3 pm
Hy-Vee Arena – June 1 | 9 am – 3 pm
 
In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. Right now, reserves are far below that minimum. Health officials say donating blood is safe and only takes one hour. The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC) serves hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. More information is available at savealifenow.org/coronavirus.

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