Tag Archives: blood transfusion

Spread the Love Blood Drive

February 11, 2019

Do something for perfect strangers this Valentine’s season by donating the gift of life, and receive a great gift in return. More than forty area hospitals count on us for the blood and blood products that keep patients’ hearts beating. You can help make that happen by participating in our Spread the Love Blood Drive February […]

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Newborn Requires Blood Due to Velamentous Cord Insertion Complications

January 8, 2019

Jessica Bower’s face lights up when she talks about her son, Joshua. “He is so strong-willed. He’s such a joy. He’s an amazing human being,” she says of the smiling boy who she and husband Jamie welcomed into the world August 6, 2017. “Can you believe it? We get to experience the rest of our lives with him. People […]

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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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Rare disorder requires frequent blood transfusions for Goodman, Missouri, woman

February 26, 2018

Life is hectic at the Goodman, Missouri, home of Tina and Larry Waits. The house is bustling non-stop with their five teenagers. With school, sports, activities, and all five driving, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. But Tina reached a point several years ago where the head-spinning became a major concern. “All of a […]

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CBCO Donors Help Mia Fight Leukemia

November 9, 2017

Mia Dalton had always been a very healthy child. But when she was two years old, on a Wednesday, her parents noticed she wasn’t feeling well. After a weekend of feeling lethargic, being pale, bruising easily all over her body, and running a low-grade fever, she visited her doctor. By Monday, she had been diagnosed […]

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