The 17th annual Chiefs Blood Drive began earlier this week and will continue throughout the day today.
In fact, Chiefs LB Josh Mauga helped to kick off the festivities by visiting with patrons and lauding the benefits donating blood offers.
"There is always a great need for blood donations, especially around Thanksgiving time," Mauga noted. "I encourage all of Chiefs Nation to come out this week and help us continue a tradition of doing our part and helping our neighbors."
The drive has grown tremendously since the first Chiefs Blood Drive in 1998, which collected 359 pints of blood in one day. Thanks to the generosity of committed donors and popularity with fans, the event has expanded to a weeklong event at all six CBC donation centers and all blood drives.
Kansas City Chiefs Line Backer Josh Mauga visited with patients at the Community Blood Center
More than 2,100 donors participated last year, helping us collect over 1,900 units of blood. Thanksgiving is typically one of the slowest blood donation weeks of the year and this Saturday, Nov. 29th is annually the highest demand for blood.
On Friday, November 28th donors at the following three Community Blood Center locations will have the opportunity to interact with a Chiefs Community Caring Team personality!
- From 11:00-11:45am, KC Wolf visits the CBC at 1124 w. 40 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO 64015
- From 12:15-1:00pm, KC Wolf visits the CBC at 4040 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111
- From 11:00am-Noon, the Chiefs Cheerleaders visits the CBC at 10568 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210