Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Needs Type O Blood

CBCO_LogoCommunity Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for O Positive and All Negative blood types. A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals. Donors are urged to give this week at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center.

Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes. It takes around 200 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at the Ava High School on NE 3rd Street Tuesday August 16th from 10:30AM to 5:30PM

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

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


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