CBCO Blood Drives for June 18-24 – East Region

June 7, 2018-

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 41 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.

Negative blood types are in short supply  

CBCO strives for area blood reserves to be at around a three-day supply for all blood types.  At the time of this release, the blood center has less than optimum reserves forall negative blood types.  The public is urged to help by donating at a CBCO blood drive or donor center near them.

Participants in this drive will receive a summer t-shirt!  

When you give at this event, you’ll get a cool heather gray t-shirt with a patriotic summer message.  These shirts are available at all CBCO blood drives through July 31.

You can help by giving blood at this upcoming blood drive:

Salem

Friday, June 22, 2018

9:00 AM to  2:00 PM

Salem Memorial Hospital

Highway 72 North

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 atwww.cbco.org, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337. Thank you for giving life to your community.

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