Blood Donors Can Receive Baseball Shirts and Tickets Throughout June During the 2023 Bleeding Red Event

(Joplin, MO)Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood, platelets, and plasma to patients at 44 area health care facilities, is calling up all Springfield Cardinals fans to save lives during the month-long Bleed Red promotion.

The Bleed Red event for 2023 is for the entire month of June at all CBCO donor centers and mobile blood drives. Bleed Red is one of CBCO’s largest blood drives and it occurs during the summer to help ensure a strong summer blood supply to help southwest Missouri patients.

“Thanks to the support of the Springfield Cardinals, we are able to make this summer incentive available to many more donors this year,” CBCO Media Relations Representative, Michelle Teter said. “It’s important for people to give on a regular basis rather than waiting until there’s a blood shortage or emergency. A simple act of kindness today can help save lives in a tragedy tomorrow.”

Successful donors at the Springfield or Joplin Donor Center or any mobile drive in Missouri during the month of June will receive a three-quarter sleeve Springfield Cardinals baseball T-shirt and two free tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game, while supplies last.

“Our 19-year partnership with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has played a vital role in saving lives of Southwest Missouri patients. We are proud to partner with CBCO again this year, for a month-long Bleed Red Blood Drive to make a difference in the community,” said Springfield Cardinals Dan Reiter, Vice President, and General Manager.

The 19th annual Bleed Red Blood Drive is sponsored by the Springfield Cardinals, AMI/American Media radio stations KKOW Country 96.9, Magic Mix 92.9, Rewind 104.3, and Rock 107.1; Nexstar Media TV stations KOLR 10, KOZL, and
Ozarks FOX; and Summit Media radio stations Power 96.5, Country 94.7 KTTS, KSGF 104.1, and 106.7 The River.

To help avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged. For more information about the event and to schedule an appointment, click here or call 417.237.5006.

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

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

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