Blood donations in high demand

By The Examiner staff

Blood remains in short supply, according to groups that take donations.  

Red Cross opportunities to give this week include: 

• 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Main Event, 4600 S. Cochise Court, Independence. 

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Keller Williams Platinum, 3751 N.E. Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit. 

Blood of all types is needed.  

In most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate, according to the Red Cross. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine received is important in determining donation eligibility.  

Make a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. 

Also, the Community Blood Center has a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Stoney Creek Hotel, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence.  

Make an appointment to give blood by visiting and using the group code “EH25.” For further questions, call Dawn Eblen at 816 352 2342.