Blood drive scheduled Monday at Elks Lodge

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at more than 40 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.

Currently, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) reports less than a three day supply of type O Negative and A Positive blood. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 200 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs.

A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Holiday Island Elks Lodge, located at 4 Parkcliff Drive.

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 1-800-280-5337.

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