Community Blood Center to host pair of blood drives at Children's Mercy Park in July

Sporting Kansas City and Community Blood Center are teaming up to host two more urgent blood drives at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. The drives will take place on Tuesday, July 14th and Monday, July 27th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Budweiser Brew House, located in the northeast corner of the stadium at the intersection of France Family Drive and Village West Parkway.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and walk-ins will only be accepted as capacity safely allows. Make an appointment using the links below or by calling 1-877-468-6844.

All donors are asked to wear masks to their donation. Temperatures will be checked at the door and social distancing protocols will remain in place. For more information regarding CBC's response to COVID-19, visit https://smarturl.it/CBC_COVID19FB or call 1-800-688-0900 with medical eligibility questions.

Sporting Kansas City and Community Blood Center held blood drives at Children's Mercy Park on May 18 (video above) and June 1, which collected 103 total units of blood and generated 26 first-time donors.

The blood drives at Children’s Mercy Park are the latest efforts in conjunction with Sporting Serves, a philanthropic platform in which Sporting Kansas City and the club’s flagship charitable arm, The Victory Project, are united with community partners to provide support for citizens across the metropolitan area. Sporting Serves has launched several programs specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a new initiative to bring high school graduations onto the pitch at Children's Mercy Park this summer. Nineteen ceremonies are currently scheduled with the first taking place tonight to honor the Bonner Springs High School Class of 2020.

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/.

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