KC blood groups plead for donors as supply hits yearly low — here’s how to give in Johnson County

Blood supply shortages in Johnson County and the Kansas City region have hit a yearly low, a slowdown attributed, in part, to ongoing worries linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood donation centers and organizations are pleading for donors to come out to give. Filed image.

Blood supply shortages continues to hit the nation hard, including in Johnson County, causing aid organizations in the area to sound the alarm.

According to the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City, blood donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year.