Community Blood Center Of The Ozarks encouraging blood donations during the holidays

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The first round of the Holiday Heroes blood drive at the Community Blood Center Of The Ozarks is going on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. 


Community Blood Center Of The Ozarks said it’s hard to get the 200 required daily donations during the holidays.


The center is currently in short supply of negative blood types.

“A negative, B negative, and especially O negative, which is the universal donor, Chris Pilgrim, Community Blood Center Of The Ozarks said.  We’ve tried to make up ground, but after this long weekend, we’re going to find ourselves short again come Tuesday morning for sure.”

If you couldn’t make it Friday, you can still donate Tuesday and have a chance to get extra rewards including gift cards, movie passes, and even a 5 thousand dollar vacation voucher.

The CBCO 2019 Holiday Hero Blood Drive happens three times a year at the center during critical periods surrounding a few holidays. 

All the holiday donation dates are: 

Donation #1

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Thursday, June 27, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Friday, June 28, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Donation #2 

Friday, August 23, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Saturday, August 24, 2019 

Springfield, MO

Monday, August 26, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO


Donation #3. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 

Bentonville, AR
Joplin, MO
Springdale, AR
Springfield, MO

    
 For more details and blood center hours head to CBCO.org.

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