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CBCO Blood Drive Monday, Aug. 28 At Scroll Compressors

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) will conduct a blood drive Monday, Aug. 28 at Emerson/Scroll Compressors, 1400 Lyle Street, in Ava.
Blood donors will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. at the manufacturing plant.
CBCO is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.
CBCO has designated August as First Responders Month. CBCO appreciates the emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement officers and firefighters. You can show your support by donating in August at any CBCO blood drive.
Current reserves are at three-day levels, except for type O Negative, which is at less than a two-day reserve level. All donors, especially type O Negative, are urged to give here next week.
On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 220 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs.