Community Blood Center

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors


4040 Main St.Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To provide blood and support services that meet the needs of patients, blood donors, physicians and hospitals.


CBC provides the blood, plasma and platelets that help save the lives of critically ill hospital patients in our region and during emergency shortages in other parts of the country.


Would you recommend Community Blood Center?
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by Vivian S. (December 26, 2023)
What a great way to have a little fun and give back to your community! They need donors but need volunteers as well! Volunteer drivers deliver blood to hospitals or pick up blood from blood drives. You can have a set schedule or be a same driver where if they get a stat order, you’ll be called. And if there is an open shift you can sign up for those as well! There are other positions as well, like placing thank the donor tags on bags of red blood cells and/ or platelets (no it won’t get on you and yes you wear protective gear). The tag allows recipients to thank the blood donor which is a really great thing to get if you’ve ever gotten a thank you or had the opportunity to thank a donor for saving your life or the life of a loved one. I liked it so much I work here part time now (post retirement job).
by Richard H. (April 28, 2017)
Being a volunteer “Driver for Life” is a great opportunity for someone who likes to get a little exercise, meet new people and visit new places. All while providing a valuable service to the organization and community. What I like most is the online schedule where you can see when and where help is needed, and volunteer for specific shifts up to a month in advance. The Volunteer Department is very well run and they welcome comments from volunteers to continuously improve the experience.
by Larry G. (April 24, 2017)
I have been a volunteer "Driver for Life" since the day I retired over seven years ago. Having been a 100 pint blood donor, I decided to devote volunteer time to the CBC, and have enjoyed every minute of it. The staff is always helpful and appreciative, the Volunteer Manager is a professional, and I've promoted the blood donation and volunteer program to many friends. The volunteer program is seen as an integral part of the success of the CBC.
by Marilyn H. (March 21, 2017)
Having retired from an administrative assistant position, I enjoy volunteering at the Community Blood Center as an office assistant. The work I do indirectly contributes to the Center’s mission, while other volunteer opportunities (driving to pick up and deliver blood products, assisting donors after they give blood by monitoring them and providing snacks and drinks, etc.) provide more direct ways to save lives. The volunteers and staff are pleasant and fun to be around but also conscientious about their work. The staff are very appreciative of the contributions made by volunteers. We are often invited to participate in pot luck lunches and similar events.
by John A. (February 20, 2017)
This is a most worthwhile volunteer opportunity. One can deliver blood to area hospitals and thus plays a part in absolutely helping someone in need. The entire staff at the Community Blood Center is most appreciative of volunteers knowing everyone is spending their own time. There are different ways to help and the volunteer coordinators do an excellent job making everyone feel welcome. Being a volunteer here is a very good thing.
by Frances B. from kansas city, MO (July 27, 2015)
Because I know a couple of people who gave blood here. they were treated very nice. and also when there is a need . the community blood center is there for you.

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