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.
In a statement Monday, the Kansas City organization said the merger would provide a “greater breadth of services, efficiency and financial stability.”
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.
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