Blood drive to be held Oct. 30 at Dora School
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Dora High School in Dora. Area residents are asked to participate in this effort that helps supply CBCO, the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes, and around 220 donations are needed each day to meet the area’s blood needs, CBCO said in a recent announcement.
To be eligible to donate blood, participants must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID. For more information visit www.cbco.org or call 800-280-5337.