Post holiday blood supply in Kansas City reaches critically low level

See a list of donation sites

Marc LaVoie
January 12, 2018 - 7:50 am

The Community Blood Center in Kansas City is reporting a blood supply emergency.

"We're asking people who maybe haven't donated for a while to come in and donate -- if you've never donated, come in and donate," said David Graham, executive director. "If you do have a mobile drive occurring at your work, your church or wherever, make a special effort to get out and donate."

Donations usually fall off during the holidays. The flu epidemic may have something to do with the extreme shortage this winter, officials believe.

Typically the Blood Center keeps a three- to five-day supply of all types of blood. They were down to a one-day supply as of Thursday.

Below is a list of places to donate life-saving blood.

Kansas City Donor Center
4040 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Blue Springs Donor Center
1124 SW 40 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Gladstone Donor Center
7265 North Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118

St. Joseph Donor Center
3122 Fredrick
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Overland Park Donor Center
10568 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66212

Lenexa Community Center: Community Center Gym
13420 Oak Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

American Academy of Family Physicians Multi-purpose Room
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66206

Topeka Donor Center
6220 Southwest 29th Street Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66614

United Methodist Church: Family Life Center
104 W Samuel St.
Hamilton, MO 64644

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