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City of Lee’s Summit Hosting Community Blood Drive

City of Lee’s Summit Hosting Community Blood Drive

The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a community blood drive March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room at City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

The Community Blood Center has declared a blood emergency. According to the CBC, winter storms and widespread flu have resulted in a significant drop in donations in recent months. Donors with all blood types are encouraged to register for the upcoming community blood drive.

Donors can register at donate.savealifenow.org/donor/schedules/sponsor_code and enter the code “KCJN” to sign up. There are certain requirements to donate blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 115 pounds and be in good overall health. Donors can be 16 years old with written consent from a parent or legal guardian. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids and eat a good meal prior to donating blood.

Walk-in donors are allowed, but it is preferred that donors sign up in advance to prevent long wait times. The City’s goal is to collect 68 units of blood. A single pint of blood can save up to three lives.

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