Blood drives set to address local shortage

By The Examiner staff

The Community Blood Center has announced a blood emergency in Jackson County due to a serious blood shortage. 

Two blood drives are scheduled for next week:

• Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. both March 30 and 31. All donors will receive gift cards to Los Cabos Grill and Cantina and will be entered into a drawing to win a free night at the hotel.

• Crane Brewing, 6515 Railroad St, Raytown, will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. March 31. All donors will receive a coupon for a pint of free beer in what is being called “A Pint for a Pint.”

An appointment to donate blood is required and can be scheduled by visiting and using the group code EG9F for Stony Creek donations or the group code EG5N for Crane Brewing donations. For other questions, call 816-352-5372 or 800-688-0900.