The men of Omega Psi Phi are sponsoring a blood drive during Black History Month. The drive will be held on Sun.. Feb. 19 through Sat. Feb. 25 at five Kansas City area locations, a St. Joseph location and a location in Topeka, KS.
Donors are to provide the Omega Psi Phi group code – OPPF – when they register or when scheduling appointments.
Appointments are not required but are strongly advised. To make an appointment, visit savealifenow.org, or call Cierra Arterburn at (816) 352 – 5372.
African-American blood donors hold the power to save other African-American’s in need of a blood transfusion. That’s because donors with genetically-similar blood are more likely to be a match for patients from the same ethnic background.
In addition, increasing African-American donations is vital because blood types O and B, the blood types of about 70% percent of African-Americans, are also the blood types most in demand.
Here are the donation centers for the Omega Blood Drive.:
BLUE SPRINGS, 1124 SW US HWY 40
GLADSTONE, 7265 N. OAK TRAFFICWAY
KANSAS CITY, 4040 MAIN STREET
OLATHE, 16465 WEST 119TH STREET
OVERLAND PARK, 10568 METCALF AVE
ST. JOSEPH, 3122 FREDERICK AVE TOPEKA, 6220 SW 29TH STREET