Chiefs Week ends blood drive with event at Arrowhead

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The annual Chiefs Week Blood Drive will end Tuesday with a special blood drive at Arrowhead Stadium from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kansas City Chiefs players and cheerleaders will appear at the event along with mascot KC Wolf, and all who donate blood will receive a free Chiefs t-shirt and will be entered to win Chiefs memorabilia. There will also be raffles for ticket packages to the December 13 Chiefs vs. Chargers game and the January 3 game against the Oakland Raiders.

“We’ve already hit last year’s goal, and we’re really hoping that by having it here at Arrowhead Stadium this year that we can really expand it,” Chiefs Community Relations Manager Chuck Castellano said. “There is a near crisis at the level of blood that we have here in the metro right now, and this is really going to do a lot for helping the 70 area hospitals and medical facilities that the CBC has to fund every year.”

This marks the 18th time the Chiefs have teamed up with the Community Blood Center. Chiefs Week first began in 1998 as a single day event, which collected 359 pints of blood. Since then, the drive has expanded to an annual weeklong event.

For more information on Chiefs Week and other community blood drives, or to locate a Community Blood Center Donation Center, call 877-468-6844 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in generally good health.