Tag Archives: blood donor

Kickapoo High School Valedictorian Beats Ewing’s Sarcoma

May 29, 2018

Twenty-eighteen has been a big year for 18-year-old Kelsie Mitchell. She was one of nine valedictorians graduating from Springfield’s Kickapoo High School, served on student council’s Cabinet leadership group, and was a member of the National Honor Society. And she has made plans to attend Truman State University in the fall. But just eight years ago, her main accomplishment was survival. “That’s […]

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Springfield Missouri Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

Springfield Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

April 25, 2017

“Every door we passed had a sign on the outside that read, ‘Chemo in progress,’” said Laura Winstead as she remembered being admitted to Cox Hospital in Springfield for what her physician said would be a couple of nights for tests. “My husband and I just looked at each other as I had a slow […]

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Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016

November 30, 2016

CBCO’s Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016 takes place December 12 – 31, 2016, at all 4 of our donor centers and all mobile blood drives. Participants in our Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016 will receive this free T-shirt to let everyone know that you’re proud to save lives in the Ozarks. The need […]

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Dylan Harris needed blood transfusions while being treated for ulcerative colitis.

Conquering Ulcerative Colitis: Athlete receives blood transfusions during treatment

August 30, 2016

“I’ve been involved in sports and fitness my whole life,” said Dylan Harris, who earned a degree in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Crossfit coach, and even participated in competitive bodybuilding. Despite his passion for health and taking excellent care of himself, Dylan became […]

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