2015 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

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 birth and the baby’s immediate need for blood from CBCO donors.

The Powers family’s story is also available to be read on our website HERE, and we’re sharing the video of his presentation here in this blog post. If you have a few minutes, please watch his presentation.

As a special treat, we’re sharing a video of the Kickapoo High School choir singing a fun song, “Fruit Cake.” To see it, scroll down below the photo album. It’s so much fun to watch these talented students!

Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that donating blood not only helps the patient, but it also helps a family and a community. In this case, a newborn’s need for blood led to an annual blood drive being held at Cherokee Middle School in Springfield, Missouri. Thank you volunteers and donors, for helping this family.