Other Ways to Help

Food Pantries/Local Shelters

Blood drive

Not only are we running short on PPE but also blood products which are crucial as we have several level 1 trauma centers in the KC Metro area. Please consider donating ASAP if you are able to help! Students at UMKC School of Medicine are hosting a Virtual Blood Drive with the Community Blood Center from Friday March 27th to Friday April 3rd. Kansas City is in a severe shortage of blood products due to cancellations and anticipated need. Blood donation is quick, easy, and safe. We encourage you to donate by scheduling via the link below and using the group code. There are multiple centers in the area and all are using multiple social distancing protocols in order to ensure safety for donors.

Group Code: TP8G
Make an appointment here

This is considered an essential task and is approved during the Kansas City shelter-in-place directive. We have included an authorization letter, just in case. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Adiba Matin at ampzb@mail.umkc.edu.