Community Blood Center of the Ozarks
While hanging out in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area I saw a call for blood donations in neighboring Springdale. To tie together separate trips, the Community Blood Center in Springdale was instrumental in supplying blood to the residents of nearby Joplin, Missouri after they were hit by the tornado of 2011.
You might not ever know who is going to need your blood, but it’s safe to say somebody will, and it’s better to have it ready to go when disaster hits.
More about Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (from their website):
Since 1995, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has met the transfusion needs of patients throughout the Ozarks. Each day, we deliver more than 250 blood donations to meet the needs of patients in the thirty-eight hospitals supplied by CBCO. Your donations and volunteer work make that happen. You save lives.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks collects blood at Donor Centers located in Springfield, Mo. Joplin, Mo., Springdale, Ark., and Bentonville, Ark., and hosts many more mobile blood drives throughout the region each day.Hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas rely on Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donors. All blood and blood products transfused to patients in these hospitals come from CBCO donors.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is a not-for-profit organization and is committed to providing the highest quality blood and blood products to our area hospitals at the lowest possible cost.
We are part of an innovative awards program – the Life Points program – that awards donors for their efforts.