Winter Weather Update

Drive cancellations for Thursday, March 5
CODE RED ALERT FOR O NEGATIVE BLOOD

Updated: March 6 – 8:00 am

The winter storm continues to cause postponement or cancellation of area blood drives. Today, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) blood drives cancelled include:

– Ozark High School, Ozark, MO
– Fordland High School, Fordland, MO
– Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR

These blood drives will be rescheduled to alternate dates soon. Please visit the blood drive schedule online for additional updates.

The winter storm weather has triggered a CODE RED ALERT on type O negative. This alert means there is less than a one-day reserve supply of type O negative blood available for patients at 38 Ozarks area hospitals. A CODE YELLOW ALERT remains in effect for all other negative blood types. Donors are urged to schedule a blood donation or visit a CBCO blood drive or donor center to help rebuild the supply.

The Thomson Donor Center at Campbell and Plainview in Springfield has extended donation hours from 9 am until 7 pm today. In addition, the following blood drives will be held today:

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital in Siloam Springs from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For additional blood drive and donation center options, please visit our donation information page. Eligible donors must be at least sixteen years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

We will continually update this information as it becomes available.

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