Tag Archives: Springfield Missouri

Newborn Requires Blood Due to Velamentous Cord Insertion Complications

January 8, 2019

Jessica Bower’s face lights up when she talks about her son, Joshua. “He is so strong-willed. He’s such a joy. He’s an amazing human being,” she says of the smiling boy who she and husband Jamie welcomed into the world August 6, 2017. “Can you believe it? We get to experience the rest of our lives with him. People […]

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2021 Miracle of Giving Blood Drive

November 19, 2018

  CBCO’s 27th annual Miracle of Giving Blood Drive takes place December 23, 2021 and December 30, 2021 at all four of CBCO’s donor centers. (NOTE: Our Joplin, Springdale, and Bentonville centers will close early both days of this event.) Donors at our Miracle of Giving Blood Drive will receive (while supplies last): A free […]

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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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September Call-Up Blood Drive

August 28, 2017

Our Bleed Red Blood Drive and Bleed Blue Blood Drive were both held back in July, and those generous donors will soon be eligible to give blood once again. Did you know that fewer than half of our Bleed Red and Bleed Blue donors return to donate before the event rolls around the next year? […]

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Erin Fers two blood transfusions emergency cesarean section

Emergency C-section Leads to Blood Transfusions for First-time Mom

April 26, 2017

Twenty hours into labor, Erin Fers (pronounced Fears), of Marshfield, Missouri, learned her baby was large enough that a natural delivery was no longer an option. She would need to undergo an emergency Cesarean section. Along with feeling joy when she and Chance Lafferty welcomed Lillian into the world on October 5, 2010, Erin felt […]

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