CBCO Has A Critical Need For Blood

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks says there's a critical need for O negative and A negative blood supplies.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 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.

Type O negative and A negative blood reserves are at critical levels with other types at less than optimum reserves.

With health officials warning that the flu season has another three to four weeks remaining and more inclement weather in the forecast this week, officials at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are calling on donors to give immediately. 

Reserves of type O negative and A negative blood are at critical levels, with other types at less than optimum reserves. 

If you are feeling healthy, please share your health with others by giving soon for local patients.

There are four convenient CBCO donor centers, including:

Thomson Donor Center, 220 W. Plainview Rd. - Open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm

Joplin Donor Center, Northpark Mall - 101 N. Range Line Rd. - Open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm

Springdale Donor Center, 3503 S. Thompson Rd. - Open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm and Friday from 8 am to 2 pm

Bentonville Donor Center, 1400 SE Walton Blvd. - Open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm and Friday from 8 am to 2 pm

On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 220 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at any of the following locations:

Aurora - 10:30 AM to  3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Aurora High School, 305 W. Prospect       

Ava - 11:30 AM to  5:00 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Ava High School, 507 NE 3rd Street         

Bolivar - 12:00 PM to  6:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Southwest Baptist University, 1601 S. Springfield         

Fair Play - 12:00 PM to  4:30 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Fair Play High School, 303 N Walnut   

Fayetteville -  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, APAC Central, Inc., 755 E. Millsap Road          

Fort Scott -  8:30 AM to  1:30 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018, Fort Scott High School, 1005 S Main     

Harrison - 11:00 AM to  4:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Hillcrest Home, 1111 Maplewood Road         

Monett -  9:00 AM to  1:00 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Cox Monett Hospital, 801 N. Lincoln      

Ozark -  9:30 AM to  2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, OTC - Richwood Valley, 3369 W. Jackson Street          

Republic -  8:00 AM to  2:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018, Republic High School, 4370 Repmo Drive       

Seymour -  8:30 AM to  2:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018, Seymour High School, 624 E. Clinton Avenue          

Springfield -  8:00 AM to  2:00 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Smith-Glynn-Callaway Medical Building, 3231 S. National          

Springfield -  8:15 AM to  2:15 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018, Glendale High School, 2727 S. Ingram Mill         

Springfield -  7:00 AM to  5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Mercy Hospital, 1235 E. Cherokee       

Springfield - 11:00 AM to  4:30 PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Drury University, 900 N. Benton ·       

Springfield -  8:00 AM to  2:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018, Kickapoo High School, 3710 S. Jefferson         

Strafford -  9:00 AM to  3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Strafford High School, 210 McCabe St

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. 

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