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City of Lee’s Summit Hosts Blood Drive March 2

City of Lee’s Summit Hosts Blood Drive March 2

The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room at City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

The Community Blood Center needs nearly 600 donors each day just to meet the needs of hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Due to the limited shelf life of donations, there is a demand for donations year-round to help save lives.

Donors can register at bit.ly/CityBloodDrive. 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 donors sign up in advance to prevent long wait times.

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