Movie Mania / Foodie Friday Blood Drive

Flick or food? You decide! You have two chances to earn a little something extra when you give blood at our local Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donor center August 31, 2020 or September 4, 2020.

  • Movie Mania – Monday, August 31, 2020 – Earn a free FandangoNOW voucher for an online movie rental (retail value $5.99), and you’ll also receive a CBCO Extreme Adventure T-shirt (while supplies last). 

  • Foodie Friday – Friday, September 4, 2020 – Snag a voucher for some free food from a restaurant near you, plus a free CBCO Extreme Adventure T-shirt (while supplies last). 

  • Schedule your appointment by clicking HERE to choose a CBCO donor center. Or call 417-227-5006 for assistance making your appointment.

Appointments are strongly suggested so that social distancing guidelines can be maintained. Scroll down for more info. 

CBCO, the exclusive provider of blood at all local hospitals, reports that reserves of all blood types are at lower than optimal levels. There is less than a three-day supply of all types along with more critical shortages of type A positive, A negative and B negative blood. Eligible donors are strongly urged to help keep supplies safe by giving this week if possible.

“Our blood donation rate continues to lag behind hospital demand, resulting in sustained and very low reserve levels,” CBCO Media Relations Representative Chris Pilgrim said. “We need an increased push in donations of A and O blood types over the next several days to help stabilize the area’s blood supply. This particular appeal affects over 75 percent of our donor base in terms of who can help, so chances are you are eligible to have a positive impact on the lives of others. We need you right now.”

A significant decrease in school and university blood drive opportunities are adding to the challenge. During the academic year, up to 50 percent of the total blood donated to CBCO comes from students. “We’re off to a very slow start in our schools this year as they navigate their way back from shutdowns,” Pilgrim said. “The majority of schools are cooperating as best they can in keeping their scheduled blood drives on the books, but many of those drives will be well short of their projected goals. We need to see an extra effort from our general donor base to help make up that shortfall.” 

Set your appointment now! It’s easy.

How can you make sure you don’t miss the excitement? Click HERE and we’ll whisk you away in our imaginary limousine to set your appointment online. Once you get to that page, click on the red “Schedule Now” next to the donor center you’d like to visit.

Or have your people call our people. Call us at 417-227-5006 (M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm) for assistance making your appointment. 

FAQs:

When will I receive my FandangoNOW movie voucher or my food voucher? You will receive them at the event.

Which movie theaters will accept my Fandango promotional code? This voucher is for FandangoNOW, which lets you stream a movie from home. No movie theater is required. 

Am I eligible to donate? Whole blood donors must wait 56 days between donations. Make sure you’re eligible by logging in to your CBCO account on our donor portal.

Can I donate on a different day and still get the FandangoNOW voucher or free food voucher? Sorry, but these promotions are available only on the dates listed above. 

Will I still get the FandangoNOW voucher or free food voucher if I donate at a mobile blood drive instead? This promotion is only available at our donor centers in Springfield, Joplin, Bentonville, and Springdale. 

* Subject to Fandango terms and conditions. Visit the Fandango website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at our Movie Mania Blood Drive or our Foodie Friday Blood Drive!

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