Community Blood Center issues urgent call for healthy donors as blood supply remains at dangerously low levels
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 29, 2020) – Community Blood Center (CBC) has issued an urgent call for healthy blood donors. The need for blood has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the blood supply remains dangerously low. Legends Outlets is stepping up to host an urgent blood drive on Friday, Aug. 14, and is inviting community members to participate.
“The blood supply is a critical part of our healthcare system. It is imperative for healthy individuals to come in and donate blood so that it’s available to those in need,” said Kim Peck, Senior Executive Director of Community Blood Center. “At this unprecedented time, this is one thing you can do to help someone who desperately needs it.”
Community members are encouraged to make an appointment to donate at the upcoming Legends Outlets Community Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 14, from 12 to 6 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended. All presenting donors will receive either a Kansas City Royals t-shirt or rally towel, which they will select online after the blood drive.
LEGENDS OUTLETS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE DETAILS:
Friday, Aug. 14
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1829 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
The blood drive location is Suite T-115, on the east end of the center between Torrid and Wilson’s Leather, and across from J.Crew Factory. The closest parking to the blood drive is the T.J. Maxx parking lot.
Appointments are strongly recommended; walk-ins will only be accepted as capacity safely allows. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT. You can also visit savealifenow.org/group and enter Group Code: EH17 or call 816-315-1390.
All donors will receive either a Royals t-shirt or rally towel, to be selected online after the blood drive. Additionally, they will automatically be entered to win a $50 Legends Outlets gift card.
For additional details or specific questions about the blood drive, please contact Diane Neubecker at 816-315-1390 or [email protected]
CBC is continuing to take extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. Donors are asked to wear a mask to their donation, or one will be provided to them upon arrival. CBC staff are practicing health self-assessments prior to presenting at work and are also wearing masks throughout their workday. Temperatures of donors and staff are checked at the door and, as always, individuals are not eligible to donate if they are experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection, or flu-like symptoms.
Additional information is available at savealifenow.org/coronavirus.
About Legends Outlets Kansas City
Located in the heart of Village West, the state of Kansas’ top tourist destination, Legends Outlets Kansas City is the only outlet shopping destination serving the greater metropolitan region. Conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway, just north of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas, Legends Outlets is the home to more than 75 leading designer and favorite brand-name stores including Coach, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory, J.Crew | crewcuts, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Victoria’s Secret, Under Armour® Factory House and Vans Outlet, among many more, which offer savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices. Also featuring a wide array of restaurant and entertainment venues, the property welcomes more than 10 million guests annually. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some venues open extended hours. To learn more about Legends Outlets Kansas City, visit LegendsShopping.com or call (913) 788-3700. “Like” Legends Outlets on Facebook (facebook.com/LegendsOutlets), follow on Twitter (@LegendsShopping) and follow on Instagram (@LegendsOutlets).
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. For more information, visit http://www.savealifenow.org/.