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Blood Donations Urgently Needed
 
05/21/2020 11:10 AM

Community Blood Center has issued an urgent need for blood donations and is calling on all healthy individuals to make a life-saving blood donation.

 

The situation in KC has never been more dire with the need for blood products. Hospitals are ordering at Pre-COVID levels, and as hospitals resume their operations, the need for blood has more than doubled.

 

In most cases, collection levels are between 100 and 200 pints of blood in a day where previously 300 to 600 wer collected with the same hospital demand.  

 

Please consider signing up to donate at our upcoming blood drive. Appointments are REQUIRED to donate; walk-ins will NOT be accepted at this time.   

 

The next blood drive is on May 29 between 11:00 am & 5:00pm at The Venue in Leawood.  

 

Schedule an appointment by clicking HERE or contact Logan Marney on 816-977-7959 or lmarney@cbckc.org 

 

Please wear a face mask to your donation. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a mask upon your arrival. Remember to bring a photo ID or donor ID card. For questions about eligibility due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions call 1.800.688.0900.

Regarding COVID-19, do not donate if:
• You are experiencing a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing)
• You have had close contact* with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• You have been diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 until 28 days after your illness has resolved.
*Close contact is defined by CDC as being within 6 feet of an infected individual for a prolonged period of time.

Staff members are trained in universal precautions to help prevent the risk of spreading infections. Additionally, we are taking extra precautions to disinfect tablets and donor beds in between each use and to space out chairs and beds whenever possible to avoid unnecessary contact. As always, any individual who is experiencing symptoms of illness is not to attend a blood drive. For more information regarding CBC's response to COVID-19, visit www.savealifenow.org/coronavirus.

 

 
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Kira Harsh
816-723-6201
 
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