Type O negative, A negative and A positive blood types are currently in short supply. 

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) currently has less than a three day supply of O negative, A negative and A positive blood types — donors are urged to visit a CBCO donor center or blood drive and give blood this week. 

Participants at CBCO blood drives will receive a free green "Adventure" t-shirt; a colorful reminder of the summer season and the gift that is indispensable for local patients. 

CBCO is the sole local provider of blood for patients at more than 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients rely on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.
The community can help by giving blood at these upcoming blood drives:


Friday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mercy Rolla 1605 S. Martin Springs Drive 


Wednesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Waynesville Medical Plaza, 1000 GW Lane St. 

LifePoints are awarded to each donor as part of CBCO’s donor rewards program. LifePoints may be redeemed online for a number of gift cards. Donors may also assign points to meaningful causes or charities. 

Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, have good health and present a valid photo I.D. to be eligible to give blood. For more information about sharing your good health with others, please visit CBCO’s website at www.cbco.org, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337. 

CBCO thanks donors for giving life to the community.