April & May 2021

Here’s what’s going on at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks during April and May, 2021, Lifesavers!

“Locally Sourced” T-shirt

Our new T-shirt lets the world know that you care enough about our local patients to donate blood with the sole provider of blood products to all local hospitals in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas — Community Blood Center of the Ozarks! Give blood at any CBCO donor center or mobile blood drive during April or May 2021 and this T-shirt will be yours (while supplies last). We appreciate you, donors, and we hope you proudly wear this shirt.

Did you receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you have received the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there is no deferral period before you’re able to give blood again. As long as you’re feeling healthy and well, you’re eligible. If you’re one of the folks who feels a little sick after receiving the injection, please wait until you’re feeling 100% again. As always, if you donate with us and then begin to feel sick within the next seven days, please contact as immediately at 417-227-5000.

Give a Pint! Get a Pint!

Give blood at our Springfield Donor Center Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, 2021 and you’ll receive our fabulous “Locally Sourced” T-shirt and a voucher for a free pint of vanilla, chocolate, or the flavor of the day from Culver’s. What a sweet deal! Make your appointment online by clicking HERE. Or give us a call at 417-227-5006.

Joplin Proud Blood Drive – 10th Anniversary

Joplin, Missouri was forever changed May 22, 2011, when an EF-5 tornado swept through town. CBCO is part of the Joplin community, with one of our donor centers located inside Northpark Mall, mobile blood drives taking place regularly in the area, and as the sole provider of blood products to all Joplin hospitals. In the aftermath of the tornado, blood donors lined up to help make sure those who were injured would have the blood they needed.

Now, 10 years later, Joplin Proud is taking place with many events going on in the community. To honor those who were lost, those who were injured, those who lost everything, and to recognize Joplin’s resilience, CBCO is holding a special blood drive at our Joplin Donor Center Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21.

Donors will receive a special Joplin Proud T-shirt. We would love to see you during this week-long event. Please click HERE to see the T-shirt and find out how to make an appointment. You may make an appointment online by clicking HERE. Or give us a call at 417-227-5006 for assistance saving your spot. Thank you, Joplin!

LifePoints Lift Partner Agencies

We’re focusing on each of our 10 non-profit LifePoints Lift partner agencies throughout the year, to help educate the public on the vital work that they each perform. February is Care To Learn’s turn.

If you aren’t familiar with our LifePoints Lift program and how you can help TWO non-profits at once just by donating blood, we’d love to tell you about it. Click HERE to see the details.


Our April 2021 LifePoints Lift partner is CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children). CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Their mission is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who assist the court in protecting the best interests of abused and neglected children in Southwest Missouri. To learn more about CASA, please click HERE.

Habitat For Humanity of Springfield, MO

Our May 2021 LifePoints Lift partner agency is Habitat For Humanity of Springfield, Missouri. Springfield Habitat for Humanity believes every person in Springfield and the surrounding area deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. To learn more about Habitat For Humanity of Springfield, please click HERE.

Why Donate Blood with CBCO?

Because local patients need blood and blood products. CBCO is the sole provider of blood, platelets, and plasma at more than 40 hospitals in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Curious about which hospitals rely on CBCO? Click HERE to see a list.

Schedule Your Appointment

To reserve your spot at one of our donor centers, click HERE and then click “Schedule Now” to the right of your favorite donor center’s information. Or you can find a mobile blood drive near you on that same page by clicking a blue button to search by city, county, zip code, etc.

About CBCO

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, is currently the sole provider of blood and blood products for more than 40 hospitals located in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. More than 65,000 donations of blood are required each year to meet the transfusion needs of our friends and neighbors. We at CBCO take the responsibility of providing that blood very seriously.

Our mission states that we will achieve this goal in a timely manner, at the lowest reasonable fee, while remaining accountable to the local community, blood donors and health care providers. With your help, we can accomplish this goal each and every day.

To make your appointment to donate blood at CBCO, click HERE.

If you’d like to sign in to your CBCO account to check your LifePoints balance or donate your LifePoints to one of our LifePoints Lift partner agencies, click HERE.

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