Community Blood Drive: “Caring…it’s in our Blood” Monday, March 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center (CBC), and Lee’s Summit Police and Fire departments will host a community blood drive on Monday, March 5 from 11 a.m. 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 collect blood to supply local hospitals, including those in Lee’s Summit, to help save lives. The City’s goal is to collect 40 units of blood during the event. “You never know when life will throw you a curve with an accident or illness; the life you save with a donation may be your own or a family member,” said Lee’s Summit Fire Assistant Chief Jim Eden.
Thanks to our community, the City of Lee’s Summit was honored by the CBC as a ‘Top Organization of 2017’. The City was able to collect 120 more units in 2017 compared to 2016, which is an average of 24 units more from each blood drive. That’s enough units to save or impact over 240 lives! “Lee’s Summit has always been a community of generous, giving people. It only takes 30 minutes to step up and be a hero with your donation,” said Lee’s Summit Police Chief Travis Forbes.
The requirements to donate blood are few. Donors 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 a blood donation.
While walk-ups are permitted on the day of the blood drive, it is preferred that donors 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.