Thank you to all who came to donate blood at the El Dorado Springs Church of Christ on Thursday, March 25th. The folks at the Blood Drive had extended hours due to the blood shortage and our goal was to collect 40 units. Our community really turned out to support the blood shortage due to COVID-19! We had 49 people register to make a donation. We collected 43 units, thanks to our wonderful friends and neighbors! We appreciate each of you coming out to give your donation. We cannot save lives without your life-saving gift! Thank you so much! Blood from your donations go to many Hospitals, including El Dorado Springs, Nevada, Bolivar, Joplin and Springfield.

Thank you to the following people:

Patsy Baker, Jeffrey Behl, Kayla Boswell, Bobby Budd, Lisa Burkdoll, Lila Carriker, David Cauthon, Cina Ceder, Ike Clay, Linda Clay, Lynn Fredricksen, Whitney Gayman, Leonard Gilmore, Suzann Gladden, Terri Heitz, Robert Hite, Denise Johnson, Linda Knight, Brian Koger, John Koger, Pam Lacuesta, Kristin Langsten, Mendy Ledbetter, David Loane, Tana Lumley, Betty Marshall, Brenda Mart, Jennifer Mays, Chad Mays, Lori McCall, Linda Perrodin, Ken Perrodin, Lilly Plain, Judy Renn, Chelsey Rice, Catherine Rivers, Michaela Robertson, Kay Sewell, Kathy Sibley, Vivian Skalecki, Greg Tabor, Lyn Templeton, Gayla West, Stasia Whitaker, Valerie Williams, Lana Wilson, Teri Biddlecome, Leroy Yoder and Daniel Yoder.

The following are volunteers who serve visibly or behind the scenes for the Blood Mobile:  Christena Green, Kay Sewell, Kay Erickson, Jeannie Hertzberg, Lois Herbst, Doris Fortney, Jan Richardson, Sheryl Walker, Pat Moore and Teri Biddlecome.  Also, a big THANK YOU! to the Church of Christ for letting us use their building for this important event.

Our NEXT Blood Drive is scheduled at the Church of Christ on Thursday, May 20, from 12 to 6. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by logging on to, calling 417-227-5006, or you can call Teri Biddlecome at 876-1115 a week or two prior to the Blood Drive.

Teri Biddlecome

CCMH Hospital Volunteer