Blood drives scheduled in county

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative and A Negative blood types. The community is strongly urged to give blood at a CBCO donor center or blood drive.

Donors to CBCO provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 200 donations are needed each day to meet the area's blood needs.

Blood drives will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Holiday Island Elks Lodge at 4 Parkcliff Drive in Holiday Island, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Inn of the Ozarks on Highway 62 West in Eureka Springs.

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 www.cbco.org, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337.

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