Tag Archives: blood donor

January 2019 is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

January 1, 2019

Resolve to save lives in January 2019 and celebrate your good health. Give blood at one of our four donor centers or select mobile blood drives* between January 7 – 31, 2019, and you’ll receive this groovy pair of socks! Make Your Appointment To Donate Now You can make a real difference in the lives […]

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Kickapoo High School Valedictorian Beats Ewing’s Sarcoma

May 29, 2018

Twenty-eighteen has been a big year for 18-year-old Kelsie Mitchell. She was one of nine valedictorians graduating from Springfield’s Kickapoo High School, served on student council’s Cabinet leadership group, and was a member of the National Honor Society. And she has made plans to attend Truman State University in the fall. But just eight years ago, her main accomplishment was survival. “That’s […]

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Springfield Missouri Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

Springfield Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

April 25, 2017

“Every door we passed had a sign on the outside that read, ‘Chemo in progress,’” said Laura Winstead as she remembered being admitted to Cox Hospital in Springfield for what her physician said would be a couple of nights for tests. “My husband and I just looked at each other as I had a slow […]

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Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016

November 30, 2016

CBCO’s Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016 takes place December 12 – 31, 2016, at all 4 of our donor centers and all mobile blood drives. Participants in our Miracle of Giving Blood Drive 2016 will receive this free T-shirt to let everyone know that you’re proud to save lives in the Ozarks. The need […]

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Dylan Harris needed blood transfusions while being treated for ulcerative colitis.

Conquering Ulcerative Colitis: Athlete receives blood transfusions during treatment

August 30, 2016

“I’ve been involved in sports and fitness my whole life,” said Dylan Harris, who earned a degree in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Crossfit coach, and even participated in competitive bodybuilding. Despite his passion for health and taking excellent care of himself, Dylan became […]

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