Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the People of the Ozarks

Read our 20th Anniversary Report to the Community

Every Drop Tells A Story

When you roll up your sleeve to share your good health with someone in need, you begin a unique story that can only be told with your selfless act of giving.Whether it's the story of what prompted you to begin giving blood, what motivates you to continue, or the story of the patient on the other side ... every drop tells a story.
What's your story?

Newborn’s transfusion inspires annual blood drive


When Dana and Bill Powers checked in to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for their son’s birth in February 2009, everything appeared to be progressing normally. “As soon as he was born, the alarms in the room started going off,” said Bill. “The nurses came in and got him. They pulled me to come with him. Dana […]

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Universal donor is thankful to be able to play a role in helping Ozarks patients

Samantha Garza

O Negative — The Universal Blood Type Samantha Garza, of Springfield, Missouri, vividly remembers the day she became a blood donor. It was 2010 and she was attending college out of state. She learned that her O Negative blood was the universal blood type, with the ability to help anyone with any blood type. “I […]

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Three Generations of Missouri Family Thankful for CBCO Blood Donors

Rebecca Kemily

 A Missouri mom rededicates herself to donating blood after her newborn daughter and her mother required transfusions to survive. Rebecca Wasser is not shy about it. “Everyone I see, I ask them to go donate blood,” said the mother of three, who even recruited her father-in-law, a much sought-after O Negative blood type. “I’ve rededicated […]

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When you give blood, you are literally helping hospitals save the life of someone’s spouse, parent or child. There is no easier way to save a life than to give blood.

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