blood donation http://kcur.org en Community Blood Center To Merge With New York Blood Center http://kcur.org/post/community-blood-center-merge-new-york-blood-center <p>The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will merge with the New York Blood Center, one of the largest independent community-based blood centers in the United States.</p><p>In a statement Monday, the Kansas City organization said the merger would provide a “greater breadth of services, efficiency and financial stability.”</p><p>Lisa Keller, spokesperson for the Community Blood Center, said plans for the partnership started to develop about three years ago. The merger was prompted, in part, by lower demand for donated blood.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 22:10:07 +0000 Alex Smith 55685 at http://kcur.org A New Era Of Blood Donation http://kcur.org/post/new-era-blood-donation-0 <p></p><p>We've all heard appeals to donate blood, but how have new advances in hematology changed the landscape? Is blood needed as much now as it was a decade ago?</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:47:03 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32168 at http://kcur.org A New Era Of Blood Donation