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Blood Drives at NLSC

The following update was received last week from the Community Blood Center (CBC) of Kansas City regarding the recent tornado damage in Joplin, Mo.

“Many people want to help, so here is what we need: The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has asked for our help this summer to help replace blood drives that will be lost in the Joplin area due to the tornado. Every blood center struggles to collect enough blood during the summer, and we are no exception. Our summer blood inventory is often at a one day supply or less and we will not be able to help Joplin unless we can meet the needs of our hospitals first. Please help us increase our blood collection during the summer months, so we in turn can help all of those hospitals and patients in the Joplin area.”

This is a last  reminder that there will be two blood drives as part of the National Leadership and Skills Conference. Both drives will be sponsored by the Kansas City Community Blood Center and will be held:

  • Monday, June 20, Bartle Hall, Room 2101 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and
  • Friday, June 24, Bartle Hall, Room 2105 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please try to take the time during one of these days to stop by when you can and participate in this worthy cause and help save a life. All students who register May 9 to August 13 to give blood will be entered into a drawing to win a free iPad. Appointments can be made ahead of time at: www.esavealifenow.org and enter the sponsor code “SkillsUSA.”

Note: Donors must weigh no less than 115 lbs and must be at least 17 years of age (or a donor can be 16 years of age with written parental permission).

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