Thursday, January 7, 2:00-6:00

Hosanna is partnering with the Community Blood Center of Kansas City to address the severe blood shortage at this time.  

INFORMATION ABOUT DONATION

 

Medical Requirements for donors:

  • Be 16 years of age or older

    • Donors age 16 require parental consent

    • Donors age 16-18 are subject to additional height weight restrictions

  • Provide photo identification or non-photo ID with first name, last name and signature.

  • Weigh a minimum of 110 pounds

  • Allow eight weeks between whole blood donations

Recovered COVID-19 and interested in donating plasma?

  • You can make a unique gift!

  • CBC is collecting plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19.

  • The plasma can be used to help treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections.

  • Information ​about eligibility (such as proof of a positive test and length since infection) and how to sign up to make this specific kind of donation is coming soon.  

Medical eligibility questions?

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ABOUT THE DRIVE

 

This blood drive is being conducted by the Community Blood Center, which provides blood to local hospitals in the Kansas City Metro Area, including Liberty Hospital, St. Luke's, KU Med Center, and Children's Mercy.  

 

The drive will be held in the fellowship hall at Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 2800 N. Church Rd., Liberty, MO 64068 (across the street from Liberty North High School).    

The need for blood is great.  Temporary blood shortages are not uncommon during summer and winter holidays each year, but the pandemic has created a chronic shortage across the country that shows no sign of improving.

The Greater Kansas City area’s healthcare system requires over 4,000 donations each week to treat local hospital patients. Prior to the pandemic, 70% of the area’s blood donations came from community drives. Since March, thousands of blood drives were forced to cancel and the local blood supply has yet to recover. 

SAFETY DURING COVID-19

 

CBC is committed to the safety of donors, volunteers, employees and blood recipients.  Blood collection sites are disinfected frequently, and we are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19 as per CDC recommendations. Staff are also practicing health self-assessments prior to presenting at work.

There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion.  It is safe to donate blood, and we encourage healthy individuals to donate so that blood is available for those patients who need.

DONORS PRESENTING: 

  • Must wear a mask or face covering

  • Will have their temperature taken

  • Must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19

  • May NOT donate if they have a current positive test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • May NOT donate if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions

 

If you are unsure whether to donate, or if you have donated recently and you develop symptoms of COVID-19, or you test positive for COVID-19, please contact us at 1.877.468.6844.

For additional information regarding CBC’s response to COVID-19, visit savealifenow.org/coronavirus.