Kansas City Blood Shortage | 'War Remains' At WWI Museum
A national blood shortage has hospitals and blood centers looking for donors and a virtual reality exhibit recreates the intensity and drama of World War I.
Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City is feeling the effects of a national blood shortage.
The blood center supplies about 95% of the hospitals in Missouri and Kansas and needs 600 donations a day to keep up with demand. Hospitals have seen a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries, prompting a national blood shortage. When it comes to fulfilling requests from out of the region, "There's no blood left to share," says Chelsey Smith of The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.
- Chelsey Smith, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City
- Dr. Sean Kumer, Surgeon and Physician, Vice President of Peri-Operative Services, University of Kansas Health System
Segment 2, beginning at 24:16: Visitors are immersed in the intensity and drama of the experience endured by millions of soldiers during four years of The Great War.
"War Remains" is the virtual reality exhibit currently running at the World War I Museum in Kansas City. It depicts the terrible conditions and horrific outcomes of the trench warfare of the Western Front. Exhibit creator Dan Carlin reminds us how the "war to end all wars" shaped our modern world,
Tickets for "War Remains" at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 are available now through September 6, 2021. The exhibit allows one user through approximately every 15 minutes 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily .