Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive coming to Salem


Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, the sole supplier of blood and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, reports less than optimal levels of all blood types. 

While COVID-19 vaccinations are in progress, the turnout at many area blood drives is still being negatively affected.

On the other side, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reports that blood transfusions in area hospitals are taking place at levels not seen in several years.

Blood drives around the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks service region serve a vital function in preserving the good health of the community.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donors provide all the blood for patients at Salem Memorial District Hospital as well as dozens of healthcare facilities across the Ozarks. 

Salem area residents will have the opportunity to donate from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at Salem Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 201 N. MacArthur. 

All participants will be entered to win a prize package full of outdoor summer fun including a gas griddle, projection television, screen, a fire pit and assorted family games. 

The prize pack is valued at over $1,300. Successful donors will also receive a heather mint colored T-shirt that invites others to “make s’more memories” by donating blood.

Appointments are strongly encouraged for the blood drive but are not necessary. Residents can make an appointment to give at

On behalf of local hospital patients, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks thanks blood donors from across the region for giving life to your community.