Oct. 10
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bass Pro Shop, Olathe
The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible blood donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month in October. More than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery.
Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the new Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). More information on liver disease and ways to help protect against liver disease is available at liverfoundation.org.