The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, will host a community blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 2, in the Howard Conference Room (second floor) of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 S.E. Green St.

Requirements for blood donation: You must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be at least 17 years of age (16 years with parental consent). It is also important to drink plenty of fluids and eat a good meal prior to your blood donation, which will take less than an hour.

While walk-ups are permitted on the day of the blood drive, it is preferred that you sign-up in advance. Doing so will prevent waiting long periods of time to donate blood. Visit and enter the code “cityleessummit” to sign-up for the “Caring…It’s in our Blood” event.

For more information, call Stephanie Walters at 816-969-1870.