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Code Red for O Positive and A Negative Blood at CBCO

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(03/31/2017) Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Red Emergency Appeal for O Positive and A Negative blood types. This means that there is less than one day's worth of supplies of blood in reserve for patients in over 40 area hospitals. The blood center is in immediate need of donors to overcome this extremely low reserve levels. 

There are four CBCO donor centers conveniently located in the area. These include the Thompson Donor Center, the Joplin Donor Center, the Springdale Donor Center, and the Bentonville Donor Center. 

Donated blood helps supply blood for patients in 40 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and nearly 200 donations are needed each day to meet the area's blood needs. If you would like to donate, you can do so at any of the following locations: 

  • Arma- 9:00a.am. to 1:00p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, Northeast High School, 1003 E. South Street
  • Bentonville- 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, Bentonville High School, 1801 SE J Street
  • Buffalo- 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Prairie Grove Mennonite School, 12 Winding Creek Road
  • Carthage- 8:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, Carthage High School, 2600 S. River Street
  • Crocker- 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Crocker High School, 601 N. Commercial 
  • Galena- 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Galena High School, 702 E. 7th 
  • Holiday Island- 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017, Holiday Island Elks Lodge, 4 Parkcliff Drive
  • Monett- 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, Cox Monett Hospital, 801 N. Lincoln Street
  • Mountain Grove- 11:30a.m. to 5:30p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, VFW Post 3770, POW/MIA Lane
  • Myrtle- 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Couch High School, Highway 142
  • Nixa- 8:00a.m. to 1:30p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017, Nixa High School, 514 S. Nicholas Road
  • Osage Beach- 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, State Fair Community College, 3797 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite C-2
  • Pierce City- 8:30a.m. to 2:00p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Pierce City High School, 300 Myrtle Street
  • Pittsburg- 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Pittsburg High School, 1978 E. 4th Street
  • Rolla- 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Rolla Middle School, 1111 Soest Street
  • Seymour- 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017, Seymour Lions Club, 204 N. Main Street

To be eligable to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and present a valid photo ID. For more information regarding donations, visit www.cbco.org

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