Marshall , MO .-- Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary provider of blood and blood
components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Greater Kansas City region. CBC
will conduct a life-saving blood drive on Wednesday, March 10th .
“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they often think about fire and
police departments.” said Kim Peck, Senior Executive Director of Community Blood Center.
“Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters. We
make up a life-saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteer
donors roll up their sleeves and do so without hesitation.”
Marshall individuals can help by donating blood at the blood drive on Wednesday, March 10th
from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM . The drive will be held at Marshall High School , 805 S. Miami Ave. .
Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting savealifenow.org/group and using
Group Code: VM . For additional details, contact Dawn Eblen at (816) 352-2342 .
In the Greater Kansas City area, one in three people will need blood at some point in their life
and nearly one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion. This means, nearly
600 donations are needed every day to meet hospital demand, and with a limited shelf life,
supplies must be continually replenished. In just 60 minutes, you can donate one pint of blood
and Save a Life, Right Here, Right Now in your own community.
For more information regarding our donor centers and mobile blood drives or how to set up your
own drive, visit www.savealifenow.org or call 1-877-468-6844.
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About Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC): Community Blood Center,
now part of the NYBC family, serves hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as
eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products per year to
approximately 65 area hospitals – and calls upon about 580 donors each day to meet the need
for a life-saving gift of blood. The blood center makes timely deliveries of safe, high-quality
products to meet transfusion needs, for routine care and emergencies.