Go Wild About Saving Lives!

The Dickerson Park Zoo is celebrating its 100th birthday this year — and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donors are invited to join the party!

While supplies last, anyone who donates blood, plasma or platelets to CBCO between August 1 and September 30, 2023, will receive a free T-shirt and a voucher redeemable for TWO FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri — a $34 value!


Free for all donors!

A photo of the T-shirt that donors will receive when they give blood in August or September 2023.

Zoo admission tickets valid through July 31, 2024. No other discounts or coupons apply.

Guests enjoy a giraffe feeding at the Dickerson Park Zoo

About Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo is where animals and people connect. It’s an adventure of discovery where friends, families and students of all ages can get outdoors and explore the beauty of the Ozarks while seeing and learning about animals around the world. The giraffe feeding deck and petting zoo provide up close encounters, and help with the zoo’s efforts to educate the public and protect animals worldwide.

About CBCO

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the exclusive provider of blood, plasma and platelets to over 40 hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. When you donate with CBCO, you’re helping friends, neighbors, and loved ones in our communities.

Make Your Appointment Now!

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


Enter your ZIP Code to find nearby drives and donor centers.


See mobile drives and donor centers on a convenient map.

Note: Not recommended for mobile users.


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

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

Give Blood. Support Local Charities.

With a few quick clicks, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donors can support charitable causes here in the Ozarks – at no cost to them! It’s all possible through the LifePoints Lift program.

Donors who enroll in our LifePoints donor rewards program can earn points every time they donate. When you’re ready to redeem your LifePoints, donate them to one of our LifePoints Lift partners. We’ll convert your gift to cash and present it to your chosen nonprofit, so they can continue their important work in the Ozarks!


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NEW FOR 2023!

Give blood, plasma or platelets during a nonprofit’s month, then donate ANY AMOUNT of LifePoints to that same organization by the fifth day of the following month! Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will TRIPLE the value of your LifePoints donation to that nonprofit, so it can make our communities even stronger!

Through the LifePoints Lift program, your gift of life can also support Friends of the Zoo, a nonprofit that helps fund the Dickerson Park Zoo’s conservation education department and field conservation support. Learn more about Friends of the Zoo by clicking here.