Blood donors are individuals who recognize the need for donating blood to help save someone’s life. Because blood cannot be manufactured, donors are literally the lifeline for patients needing blood to survive. St. James partners with Community Blood Center of Kansas City to host six blood drives annually to help provide life-saving blood and blood components to local patients. Because whole blood can be donated every 56 days, attending each of our drives will maximize the amount you can give each year.
Each blood drive is typically held on the last Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November from 12:30-7:00pm. On occasion it may be necessary to hold it on a different Tuesday so be sure to check the weekly church bulletin, our church website, or our church Facebook page for specific dates and sign up information. To schedule an appointment to donate at one of our drives, visit www.esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code ‘stjames’. For medical eligibility questions, call 1-800-688-0900.
Each donor must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors age 16-18 years old may be subject to additional height and weight requirements. Donating blood takes less than an hour to complete and each unit of blood donated can potentially serve three patients. Together we can make a life-saving difference! For more information on donating blood, visit www.savealifenow.org.
Contact – Nikki Power 816-407-1208 moc.r1561428018r.ck@1561428018rewop1561428018k1561428018