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?
Joplin Proud Blood Drive Promotes Civic Unity a Decade After a Deadly Storm
May 12, 2021 – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the exclusive provider of blood for patients at all Joplin area hospitals as well as dozens of other area healthcare facilities, will hold the Joplin Proud Blood Drive May 17-21, 2021. The blood drive takes place at CBCO’s Joplin Donor Center, 101 N. Range […]
CBCO’s Pediatric Donors Help Newborns Like Wyatt
February 2017 — Seven weeks before her baby’s due date, Jamie Matney’s perfect pregnancy took a sudden turn. She awoke at 4:00 a.m., feeling a gush. “I thought my water broke,” she said. But she had suffered a placental abruption, a condition in which the placental lining separates from the uterus. Wyatt was born via […]
Frequent Blood Donor Becomes a Blood Recipient & Meets Two of His Donors
Sid McConnell, of Niangua, Missouri, has been a frequent blood donor at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks since 2002. In December 2020, he suddenly became a blood recipient when he underwent a quadruple bypass. While in the hospital, Sid noticed the “Thank The Donor” tags and learned how easy it would be to send […]
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