Katie Scott was an inspiration to many. She lit up every room with her smile and personality. Her energy was contagious, and she was passionate about helping anyone in need. In Feb 2018, Katie lost her fight to rare bone cancer, Ewing Sarcoma. During her battle, she received multiple blood transfusions which helped her recover from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Receiving those transfusions were critical to her quality of life and ability to keep fighting. We are so thankful to those who donated blood which allowed Katie more time with family and friends, and us more time with her.
In true Katie fashion, she was always thinking about ways to help others, even while she was sick. It was her idea to start a blood drive so that friends and family could donate blood to save others. The day before our first blood drive, Katie's battle ended. Since then, she has had a front-row seat in Heaven watching her idea blossom into something so much larger than she could have ever imagined!
Our annual Katie Scott Inspired Blood Drive is held the first Friday in February, and continues to grow year after year. To date, we have collected nearly 1,000 units of blood, helping to save nearly 3,000 lives!
As we prepare to celebrate the 5th Annual Katie Scott Inspired Blood Drive in February 2022, please help us raise funds in support of Red Cross fleet of blood services vehicles, including a RAM ProMaster which will be dedicated to Katie's memory and presented at the Kansas City drive in February.
Emergency Blood Vehicles play an important role in the arm-to-arm journey from blood donor to recipient. These vehicles transport equipment and supplies to blood drives each day; they move donated blood to processing facilities for testing to ensure it’s safe for patient use; and they deliver thousands of blood units to patients in the Kansas City area every year.
Our annual blood drive and hopefully the "Katie Scott Inspired Emergency Blood Vehicle" are the perfect fit for honoring Katie's selfless desire to give back and help others!
Thank you for supporting Katie’s legacy by making a financial donation towards the purchase of a Red Cross Emergency Blood Vehicle!