Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 41 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.
Supplies of type O positive, O negative and A positive blood are at less than normal levels
CBCO strives for area blood reserves to be at around a three-day supply for all blood types. At the time of this release, the blood center reserves show a less than two-day supply of type O positive, O negative and A positive blood. Since it takes around 200 donations per day to meet area needs, the public, especially type O positive and A positive donors, are urged to continue to help by donating at a CBCO blood drive or donor center near them.
You can help by giving blood at this upcoming blood drive:
El Dorado Springs
Thursday, Sept. 13
1:30 to 6 p.m.
Church of Christ
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 www.cbco.org.
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 at www.cbco.org, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337. Thank you for giving life to your community.