Recent LMH Health blood drives see near record turnout amid shortage affecting hospital’s blood supplier

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LMH Health, 325 Maine St., is pictured in May 2021.

Amid a blood shortage currently affecting its supplier, LMH Health told the Journal-World Wednesday that its recent blood drives have seen near record-breaking turnout.

Autumn Bishop, a spokesperson for LMH Health, told the Journal-World in an email that the hospital’s two recent blood drives on May 12 and May 13 resulted in a combined 170 units of blood.

The hospital’s blood supplier, the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City, had announced a blood emergency just days prior to those drives, stating that its on-hand blood supplies were two to three days below the ideal inventory of blood donations.

“One hundred-seventy units collected over two days — that may be close to a record for LMH,” Kim Clark, donor recruitment account manager for the Community Blood Center, said in the message from Bishop. “When we raise the goal, LMH continues to meet the challenge.”

But Bishop stressed that the blood emergency hasn’t ended yet and said LMH Health encouraged all who are able to donate to do so at one of the hospital’s upcoming blood drives. Those drives are slated for July 7-8, and interested donors can sign up online at


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