Please share your gift of life with local hospital patients who need blood by donating at the next Community Blood Center blood drive. The blood drive will be held at Leawood Justice Center, 4201 Town Center Drive in the Community & Training room on Thursday, October 31 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm.
To make an appointment online, click HERE. For additional details contact 816.753.4040.
Community Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood for local hospitals and has been serving Missouri and Kansas hospitals for more than 50 years. Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 pints of blood every day and over 140,000 pints annually to meet the needs of our local hospitals. An individual within the area that Community Blood Center serves needs a blood transfusion every 4 minutes.
Blood is a precious commodity with a limited shelf life. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days. Platelets must be used within five days. Plasma can be frozen and stored for up to one year.
Blood and its components can be used to assist with many medical procedures. People who have been in car accidents and have suffered massive blood loss may require transfusions of more than 50 pints or more of red blood cells. Cancer, transplant, trauma and open-heart surgery patients require platelet transfusions to survive.