Red Cross blood drive in memory of Kansas City civic leader

May 14, 2013

Blood drive to remember former MO state judge Albert Riederer


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 14, 2013) –Albert Riederer was a Missouri state judge, Jackson County prosecutor and one-time candidate for mayor. He was a well-known face in the Kansas City community, and following his death from cancer in December 2012, he’s still remembered as always striving to give back to his community. Family and friends want to celebrate his life by inviting the community to donate blood in Riederer’s memory May 28.


“He was a terrific political mentor, and an even better lifelong friend and supporter,” said Claire McCaskill, a former colleague of Riederer and current member of the U.S. Senate, in a statement following his death. “His eyes always twinkled and his brain never stopped – he was brilliant, and his legions of friends will miss him terribly.”


Albert Riederer Memorial Blood Drive

May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

2300 Main St., Suite 100, Kansas City, Mo.


Blood donated at the Albert Riederer Memorial Blood Drive could help many patients, including cancer patients, some of whom require daily transfusions as part of their treatment.

How to Donate Blood

Simply visit and enter sponsor code KCMBA to make an appointment or call Libby Jones at (816) 474-4322 for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 


About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at