Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 10790

Blood Drive in Lee’s Summit to Help with Shortage

Blood Drive in Lee’s Summit to Help with Shortage

The City of Lee’s Summit, in collaboration with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive on May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. The Community Blood Center recently announced an emergency blood shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting blood drives.

The Community Blood Center says it needs nearly 600 donations each day to supply hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area. There is currently about a four-day supply of blood. While donations of all blood types are needed, the Community Blood Center says donors with type O and type B blood are in greater demand given the shortage.

Extra safety precautions are being taken at donation sites to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All donors are asked to wear a mask and temperatures will be checked at the door. A full list of safety protocols can be found at savealifenow.org/coronavirus.

Donors can register at savealifenow.org/group using the group code KCJN. 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. Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will only be accepted as capacity allows.

Print

Latest Press Releases

Procession for Captain Gene Martin
Procession for Captain Gene Martin

Procession for Captain Gene Martin

Captain Gene Martin's funeral service on June 20, 2024, will be followed by a procession to the cemetery between 12 PM and 1:30 PM. Below is a map link and directions to the cemetery that will pass by Lee's Summit Fire Station No.5 and Fire Headquarters. Anyone wishing to pay respects along the road is encouraged to do so along SE Douglas Street, but please do not park on the procession route. The procession route is as follows: From Holy Spirit Catholic...
Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin
Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

It is with great sadness that the Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Association IAFF Local 2195 announce the death of Captain Gene Martin. Captain Martin died on June 14, 2024. Captain Martin served the Lee’s Summit Fire Department for 32 years and was a loving husband, father, and friend, and will receive active member honors. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic...
Passing of Captain Gene Martin
Passing of Captain Gene Martin

Passing of Captain Gene Martin

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Captain Gene Martin, an esteemed and dedicated member of our team for the past 30 years. Captain Martin's unwavering commitment and service have left an indelible mark on our organization and the community. Throughout his three decades of service, Captain Martin exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and dedication. His contributions have been invaluable, and his...
NOTICE
NOTICE

NOTICE

The business office at Fire Headquarters will be closed on June 19, 2024, from 2 PM to 5 PM and All Day on June 20, 2024, so that our personnel may attend Captain Gene Martin's visitation and funeral services. Our mutual aid partners will provide coverage in our city during that time to ensure no interruption in emergency services.

Legacy Blast 2024
Legacy Blast 2024

Legacy Blast 2024

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) and the City of Lee’s Summit invite you to a free fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 3, at Legacy Park! The gates open to the park at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

1345Last