(Kansas City, Missouri) – Last year alone, 28,000 individuals in the Kansas City area needed a blood transfusion. That need is only expected to rise. The K.C. Police Credit Union (KCPCU) and Community Blood Center are teaming up to help the blood supply. On Friday, July 12, KCPCU will be hosting a blood drive at their Main Branch, located at 2800 E. 14th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

"When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about fire and police departments," said Dr. Jay Menitove, Executive Director and Medical Director with Community Blood Center. "However, because Community Blood Center is here to meet the needs of local patients, we would hope that the individuals in our community would consider us to be just as essential."

Help Kansas City meet the local needs of patients by donating blood on Friday, July 12 at KCPCU. To make an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org and use the Sponsor Code: KCPCU, or contact Valerie Reed at 816.504.2815. One donation can help two local hospital patients. Community Blood Center must collect at least 580 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of the Kansas City area.


The K.C. Police Credit Union is a not-for-profit member-owned financial institution. We welcome all public safety employees and their family members in the Kansas City metro area (including Kansas), or anywhere in the state of Missouri. We are the only Kansas City credit union dedicated to serving public safety agencies, and have been for almost 80 years.

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