Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive coming to Rolla


Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is holding a blood drive in Rolla in September after reporting less than a one-day supply of most blood types. 

The turnout at many area blood drives is still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reports on the hospital side, blood transfusions are taking place at levels not seen in several years, and blood drives still serve a vital function in preserving the good health of the community.

Rolla residents will have the opportunity to donate blood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27 at First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 801 N. Cedar St. 

Successful donors will receive a heather grey T-shirt featuring mountains, a bear and a great lifesaving message, according to CBCO. 

To schedule an appointment to donate blood,