March 2020 at CBCO

Welcome to March, Lifesavers! We’d love to share what’s going on at CBCO this month and hope you’ll be part of it.


Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is our LifePoints Lift partner agency this month. When you donate with CBCO and receive LifePoints rewards, you may use them yourself to receive great gift cards, or you may donate them to one of 10 partner agencies, to help them work toward their missions to make our communities even stronger. Learn more at


All month! Get a little retro with this fun T-shirt for donors at our four centers and mobile blood drives.* Receive this snazzy blue “On Repeat” T-shirt featuring the image of a cassette tape, sure to bring back memories for many of you. Who hasn’t ever put together (or received) a mix tape? This shirt is available while supplies last.

* Blood drives that receive a different gift will see that gift on their blood drive posters rather than the “On Repeat” T-shirt.


Friday, March 20, 2020 — A blood drive in honor of Aaron Pearson will be held once again at CBCO’s Springfield center. Officer Pearson was shot in the line of duty with the Springfield Police Department and miraculously survived. During treatment, he needed 20 units of blood. That blood came from CBCO donors. Read his story at


Because local patients need blood and blood products. CBCO is the sole provider of blood and blood products at more than 40 hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, and southeast Kansas. 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.

About CBCO

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, founded in 1995, is currently the sole provider of blood and blood products for 40+ hospitals located in 39 counties across three states — southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, and southeast Kansas. 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.

Eligible donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good in good health.

If you’re interested in hosting a blood drive, click HERE and fill out the contact form on the right side of the page. For more information on how you can save lives right here in our community, call 1-800-280-5337.