A Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) blood drive is scheduled for 1:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Church of Christ, 302 E. Hospital Road, in El Dorado Springs.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for all blood types.  A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals.  Donors are urged to give this week at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center.

Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes. It takes around 200 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at the following location:

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.

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