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JVM Realty to Host Seven Blood Drives for the American Red Cross in the Kansas City Area

JVM Realty Corp. (JVM) today announced it will host seven blood drives for the American Red Cross at its apartment communities in the Kansas City area in response to the Red Cross recently declaring it is facing a critical blood shortage. The blood drives will take place in late July and throughout August.

"One of the bedrock fundamentals of our culture is contributing to the community, and these blood drives represent a powerful way of doing that," said Jay Madary, president and CEO of JVM. "We are encouraging both our residents and our management personnel – as well as anyone else who would like to donate – to participate and give back to the Kansas City community. At JVM, we believe that each of us has a responsibility to help those in need. We will always strive to be one of the best places to work, live and invest while making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us."

The impact these blood drives could have is clear. Consider that every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion, from accident and burn victims to heart surgery, organ transplant and cancer patients. One blood donation, a voluntary act that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, may help save up to three lives. With more than 21 million blood transfusions performed every year in the U.S. alone, the need for blood donors is always high, but it is especially high during the summer months, when donations historically decline. 

The dates and locations of the blood drives are below; each drive will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those interested in donating should go to to sign up for one of the following events.

Tuesday, July 31
The Sovereign at Overland Park
13310 Melrose Ln
Overland Park, KS 66213

Clear Creek
13590 Earnshaw St.
Overland Park, KS 66221

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Summit on Quality Hill (in partnership with Apex on Quality Hill)
1200 Washington St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Landing at Briarcliff
601 NW 38th St.
Kansas City, MO 64116

Village West
11024 Delaware Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66109

Tuesday, Aug. 21
New Longview (in partnership with The Residences of Longview)
460 SW Longview Blvd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Wednesday, August 22
Eastland Trails
4631 S Eastland Center Dr.
Independence, MO 64055

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