The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, will host a community blood drive on Mon., October 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room (second floor) of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street. Visit www.esavealifenow.org and enter the code “cityleessummit” to sign-up for the “Caring…It’s in our Blood” event.
This is the community’s opportunity to help collect blood to help supply local hospitals, including those in Lee’s Summit, to help save lives. The City’s goal is to collect 60 units of blood during the event. Help us reach our goal!
The requirements to donate blood are few. You must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be at least 17 years of age (16 yrs. with parental consent). It is also important to drink plenty of fluids and eat a good meal prior to your blood donation, which will take less than an hour.
While walk-ups are permitted on the day of the blood drive, it is preferred that you sign-up in advance. Doing so will prevent waiting long periods of time to donate blood.
For more information, contact the City’s Blood Drive organizer Stephanie Walters at (816) 969-1870.