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Code Yellow Alert for A Positive, A Negative, O Positive and O Negative blood types

September 27, 2016

CBCO issues Code Yellow Alert for ALL A and O blood types Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is currently on a CODE YELLOW ALERT for ALL A and O blood types.  A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood available for patients at 39 area hospitals.  Your donation […]

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AB Plasma Critically Low

June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 — Did you know that less than 4% of the population is type AB? It’s true – Type AB blood is the most rare of all four ABO types. But it’s not type AB blood that makes these donors so unique – it’s their plasma. Type AB plasma is considered the UNIVERSAL […]

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12th Annual Bleed Red Blood Drive

June 24, 2016

Monday and Tuesday July 11 & 12 7:00 am – 7:00 pm each day Don Thomson Donor Center 220 W. Plainview Rd. in Springfield (corner of S. Campbell and Plainview Rd) #BleedRedCBCO When you schedule your appointment online for the Bleed Red Blood Drive you will score an extra entry for the prize drawings. Double […]

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Bleed Blue Blood Drive

May 18, 2016

Bleed Blue Blood Drive on June 7 offers NWA Naturals tickets, collectible T-shirt, food & fun Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals will hold the 9th annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive. Each Bleed Blue Blood Drive participant will receive two reserved seat tickets to the June 21 Naturals baseball game, a collectible […]

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2015 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

December 15, 2015

What a fabulous time we had at our 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet! The event was held Thursday, December 10 at CBCO’s Thomson Donor Center in Springfield, Missouri, to thank center volunteers and blood drive chair people who help make blood drives possible. Our guest speaker, Bill Powers of Springfield, shared the story of his son’s […]

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

October 29, 2015

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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U-Donors and LifePoints Benefits

June 16, 2015

Type O negative blood donors provide the universal blood type most often used in emergency situations. When an emergency happens somewhere in the Ozarks and someone’s life depends on an immediate transfusion, O negative is the type physicians will request until the patient’s actual blood type is determined. At Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, […]

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11th Annual Bleed Red Blood Drive

June 11, 2015

Monday and Tuesday July 20 & 21 9:00 am – 6:00 pm each day Don Thomson Donor Center 220 W. Plainview Rd. in Springfield (corner of S. Campbell and Plainview Rd) #BleedRedCBCO When you schedule your appointment online for the Bleed Red Blood Drive you will score an extra entry for the prize drawings. Double […]

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2016 Salute A Veteran Blood Drive

May 29, 2015

CBCO invites donors to honor the sacrifices of our military veterans by participating in our 21st annual Salute a Veteran Blood Drive. The drive is being held Monday, June 13 through Sunday, July 3, 2016, at all CBCO mobile blood drives and donor centers throughout the region. During Salute a Veteran, participants at any CBCO blood drive […]

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2016 Holiday Hero Blood Drive

Be a Holiday Hero!

April 16, 2015

Make a commitment to give blood three times at our donor centers for our 2016 Holiday Hero Blood Drive during critical periods surrounding specific holidays. You’ll receive free gifts like T-shirts and bonus LifePoints rewards. Here’s how it works. When you make your first Holiday Heroes donation, you’ll receive a great T-shirt, along with a 50% bonus on LifePoints, CBCO’s donor rewards program. (NOTE: […]

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