City of Lee’s Summit Hosts Blood Drive Sept. 30
The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a community blood drive on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. The Community Blood Center says a drop in donations has resulted in an urgent need for all blood types.
According to the Community Blood Center, nearly 600 donations are needed every day to meet hospital demand. Donations have dropped so dramatically in recent months, there’s less than a week’s supply of some blood types. The most urgent need at this time is for O positive, O negative and B negative blood types. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Donors can register at bit.ly/LSBloodDrive. 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.