Blood drives planned in Eureka Springs, Berryville

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the exclusive provider of blood products to more than 40 area hospitals, is experiencing a shortage ofall blood types. Donations are needed immediately to ensure that adequate reserve levels are maintained.

In Carroll County, two blood drives have been scheduled:

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Eureka Springs High School;

and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Mercy Hospital in Berryville.

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.

Each donation will be awarded LifePoints as a part of CBCOs 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 1-800-280-5337.

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