(Springfield, MO) – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) and Dickerson Park Zoo announced a collaboration to reward donors, in a new way, for their lifesaving contributions during the “Be fabZOOlous, Give Blood” promotion. From August 1 through September 30, 2022, successful donors at all Community Blood Center of the Ozarks mobile blood drives and donor centers will receive two tickets for general admission to the Dickerson Park Zoo and a “Be fabZOOlous” T-shirt. Zoo admission tickets are valid through July 31, 2023.
“The Dickerson Park Zoo is a real treasure for the Ozarks area, and this is a great opportunity to see all they have to offer, either for the first time or to see what’s new,” said CBCO Michelle Teter Media Relations Representative. “The ‘Be fabZOOlous, Give Blood’ promotion is a fun way to encourage community members to make a positive impact in their community by donating blood.”
“We are happy to partner with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks and hopeful many will be encouraged to give blood and visit Dickerson Park Zoo,” said Joey Powell, Public Relations and Marketing Director for Dickerson Park Zoo.
Donors can give at one of four CBCO donor centers located in Springfield, Missouri; Joplin, Missouri; Springdale, Arkansas; or Bentonville, Arkansas. There are also opportunities to give at mobile blood drives across the Ozarks.
To help avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged. Donors can schedule an appointment here.
About Dickerson Park Zoo:
Dickerson Park Zoo is where animals and people connect. It’s an adventure of discovery where friends, families and students of all ages can get outdoors and explore the beauty of the Ozarks while seeing and learning about animals around the world. The giraffe feeding deck and petting zoo provide up close encounters and help with the zoo’s efforts to educate the public and protect animals worldwide.
About Community Blood Center of the Ozarks:
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the exclusive provider of blood, plasma, and platelets to patients at 44 area Ozark hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, and southeast Kansas. More than 50,000 donations of blood are required each year to meet the local transfusion needs of our friends and neighbors.
Michelle Teter, Media Relations Representative
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks