Monday, November 18, 2013

American Red Cross to hold two blood drives in KCK next month

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Every day patients across the country rely on blood donated through the American Red Cross.

While the need is ongoing, the supply isn’t always — especially during the holiday season, when many regular donors are busy with holiday activities.

Donors of all blood types are currently needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients.

As part of the Give Something that Means Something winter campaign, blood donors can invite a loved one to follow in their footsteps or let someone know they gave in his or her honor with a customized postcard.

Donors simply take a photo of a Red Cross moment, whether it’s relaxing on a donor bed, enjoying a post-donation snack or meeting a blood recipient, then upload the photo and add a message at

The “postagram” will be mailed anywhere the donor chooses, courtesy of the Red Cross and Postagram.

Eligible donors can help the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply around the holidays. Appointments can be made by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

The events in Wyandotte County:
  • Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive in Kansas City, Kan.
  • Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Justice Complex, 710 N. Seventh St. in Kansas City, Kan.