A Johnson County woman created a blood drive before she died. It’s needed now more than ever

Hospitals in the Kansas City region are shuttling blood supplies among them daily, trying to make sure blood gets to where its needed amid a national shortage. Above, Katie Scott spends time with her nephews, Rex, Henry and Charlie.

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen

In the last year of Katie Scott’s life, blood transfusions made all the difference.