Blood drive scheduled in Berryville

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative and AB Negative blood types. There is currently less than a two-day supply of these blood types available for area patients.

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 230 donations each day to meet the area's blood needs.

A blood drive has been scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Berryville High School.

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, visit our website at www.cbco.org, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337.

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