The laboratory at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital would like to ask Maryville and the surrounding communities to support and/or sponsor the Community Blood Center of Kansas City in its local blood drives.

The Community Blood Center is the sole provider for blood and blood products to St. Francis Hospital and many others in the surrounding area. The hospital provides transfusion services vital to the area and has seen an increased need locally with the opening of our new oncology services. The Community Blood Center blood drives help assure an adequate stock of blood products for our hospital.

One impactful way to serve our great community is to donate and/or sponsor a drive with your organization or school. In order to assure blood supplies for Northwest Missouri are staying in our area, please consider the Community Blood Center for your donation provider. The need for all donor types is always great, and at certain times of the year, even greater. You are the type that matters. To learn more about scheduling a donation or sponsoring a blood drive, visit www.esavealifenow.org.

Thank you for your continued support and we appreciate all that you do for our patients.

Sincerely,

Joni Jensen

Laboratory Director

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital