Kansas air ambulance service to now stock blood on every flight

Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:42 AM CST
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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - An air ambulance service that serves the Sunflower State will now stock on every flight.

On Wednesday, March 8, officials with LifeSave Kansas an air medical service, announced that it is now the only air ambulance service to carry and administer blood in flight throughout the state. This will greatly increase the chance of survival for those who suffer from blood loss.

LifeSave Kansas indicated that its Emporia base has teamed up with Newman Regional Health and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive as the announcement was made. Attendees heard from various speakers and had the chance to look inside emergency vehicles and Newman Regional Health.

According to LifeSave, Kansas - like many other states - continues to see a significant blood shortage. The crisis began when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled blood drives across the nation. Now, as many continue to work from home, the number of workplace and community blood drives remains critically low.

To find where to donate blood, click HERE.