Community Blood Center of the Ozarks asks for blood donations

SPRINGFIELD, Mo – The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks asks for donations.

CBCO is the sole supplier of blood and plasma for more than 40 area healthcare facilities.

According to Executive Director Anthony Roberts, the CBCO is able to maintain stock levels for hospitals, but more than 280 blood drive cancellations due to COVID-19 has affected their reserve.

Potential donors are asked to find a CBCO donor center or mobile blood drive at http://www.cbco.org/donate-blood; Patients are asked to make appointments and practice social distancing.

Donors will receive a $5 gift card redeemable through CBCO’s Lifepoints online store.

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