Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.

Type O Negative blood is in short supply

Current inventory levels indicate less than a two day supply exists of type O Negative blood.  Donations, especially this type, are needed immediately.

Get a great looking summer t-shirt at this drive

All participants at this blood drive will receive a free t-shirt.  This bright orange lightweight shirt will quickly identify you as a “Hometown Hero” for area patients.

On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 220 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at this upcoming blood drive:

Monday, July 17, 2:30 to  6:30 p.m. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1433 S. Street, Stockton.

Each donation will be awarded LifePoints as a part of CBCO’s donor rewards program.  LifePoints may be redeemed online for a variety of gift cards, or points may be assigned to other meaningful causes or charities.  More information on the LifePoints donor rewards program may be found at

To be eligible to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and present a valid photo ID.  For more information about sharing your good health with others, please visit our website, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337. Thank you for giving life to your community.