Drive to Save Lives!

CBCO's 2022 logo for the Drive to Save Lives

This December, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, Youngblood Auto Group, KOLR 10, Ozarks FOX and KOZL are teaming up to reward the blood, plasma and platelet donors who have the Drive to Save Lives right here in the Ozarks!

Donate at a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive or donor center during December 2022, and you could win one of four $1,000 gas cards to help fuel your holiday road trips!

All donors will also receive a long-sleeved T-shirt, perfect for December days! The all-new shirt highlights the local communities that benefit when people give blood to help their friends, neighbors and loved ones!

Visit a blood drive or donor center today!

Free long-sleeved T-shirt for all donors!
CBCO's new "Saving Lives in the Ozarks" T-shirt, available for donors who give during the Drive to Save Lives.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the exclusive provider of blood, platelets and plasma to 44 healthcare facilities in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas.

While supplies last, all Drive to Save Lives donors will receive a long-sleeved “Saving Lives in the Ozarks” T-shirt featuring the communities where local blood donors help local patients every day of the year!

Click here to see a close-up of the T-shirt design!

Additionally, four lucky donors will win a $1,000 gas card!

Fuel your travels throughout the Ozarks with a $1,000 gas card, courtesy of Youngblood Auto Group! All December blood, plasma and platelet donors will also be automatically entered into one of four drawings for these cards!

Drawing 1: For donations made December 1-8
Drawing 2: For donations made December 9-15
Drawing 3: For donations made December 16-22
Drawing 4: For donations made December 23-31

Donors can earn additional entries into these drawings by redeeming their LifePoints! Every 1,000 LifePoints can be redeemed for one entry.

Click here to view official rules.

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Need help or have questions about donating? Call 417-227-5006.

Appointments are encouraged at all CBCO donor centers and blood drives.

Photo identification required. Please eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Drive 2 Save Live Sponsor Logos 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, but you must donate blood, plasma or platelets between December 1, 2022, and the date of your LifePoints redemption for a valid entry.

Example: If you donate on December 5, 2022, and redeem your 1,000 LifePoints on December 6, 2022, you will gain an additional entry into Drawing 1. If you redeem 1,000 LifePoints on December 8, 2022, but did not donate blood on or after December 1, 2022, you will not gain an additional entry into the drawing and you will forfeit the 1,000 LifePoints you redeemed.

No. You must donate blood, plasma or platelets between December 1, 2022, and the date you redeem your existing LifePoints in order to gain an additional entry into the drawing. Redeeming your LifePoints prior to donating blood will result in forfeiture of those LifePoints.

Yes, as long as you’ve donated blood, plasma or platelets since December 1, 2022.

Example: If you donate blood on December 1, 2022, you would gain an automatic entry into the first drawing. You could redeem your 1,000 LifePoints for an additional entry into that drawing OR you could wait to redeem those 1,000 LifePoints for a drawing held later in the month.

Similarly, if you had 3,000 LifePoints (from previous donations) AND have donated blood, plasma or platelets since December 1, 2022, you can redeem those at any point after the date of your donation. You could enter three times into one drawing or enter three different drawings.

Please refer to the following redemption schedule to determine when to redeem your LifePoints:

Drawing 1: Redeem LifePoints between December 1-8, 2022.
Drawing 2: Redeem LifePoints between December 9-15, 2022.
Drawing 3: Redeem LifePoints between December 16-22, 2022.
Drawing 4: Redeem LifePoints between December 23-21, 2022.

Note: All CBCO donor centers will be closed on Sunday, December 25, for Christmas. Donor centers in Springdale, Joplin and Bentonville will also be closed Monday, December 26, while our Springfield center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 26th for apheresis appointments only.

Yes, the date you make your blood, plasma or platelet donation and/or date you redeem your LifePoints will determine which gas card you might win. Winners will be drawn according to the following schedule:

Drawing 1: Donations completed and LifePoints redeemed between December 1-8, 2022.
Drawing 2: Donations completed and LifePoints redeemed between December 9-15, 2022.
Drawing 3: Donations completed and LifePoints redeemed between December 16-22, 2022.
Drawing 4: Donations completed and LifePoints redeemed between December 23-31, 2022.

The date you redeem your LifePoints will automatically enter you into the drawing for the corresponding gas card, as per the schedule listed above. Should you wish to enter a different drawing, you must wait to redeem your LifePoints as per the schedule listed above.

Example 1: If you had 3,000 LifePoints and redeemed them all on December 5, 2022, you would receive three additional entries into Drawing 1. If you wanted to split those entries across multiple weeks, you would need to redeem your LifePoints on additional dates, as per the schedule listed above.

Example 2: If you donated blood on December 12, 2022, but did not redeem your 1,000 LifePoints until December 17, 2022, you would receive one entry into Drawing 2 and one entry into Drawing 3.

Note: All CBCO donor centers will be closed on Sunday, December 25, for Christmas. Donor centers in Springdale, Joplin and Bentonville will also be closed Monday, December 26, while our Springfield center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 26th for apheresis appointments only.