(Joplin, MO) – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood, platelets, and plasma to patients at 44 area Ozark hospitals, is urging donors to give blood to help ensure a strong summer blood supply during the annual Pint for a Pint event. Blood donors who give blood at any of the four CBCO Donor Centers in Springfield, Joplin, Springdale, and Bentonville, during the month of July, will receive:
- A voucher to redeem a free gift at one of our ten partner breweries.
- A sweet treat from Dairy Queen, Culver’s, OR Hiland Dairy.
- An exclusive “Chillin’ in the Ozarks” T-shirt.
To kick off the month, donors who give on Monday, July 3 will receive a limited-edition “Chillin’ in the Ozarks”
pint glass, in addition to the other incentives for July. The event will be held at all four CBCO Donor Centers in Springfield, Joplin, Springdale, and Bentonville. Donation hours for the July 3 Pint for a Pint Blood Drive are:
- Springfield – Thomson Donor Center, 220 W. Plainview Rd. (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)
- Joplin – Joplin Donor Center, 101 N. Range Line Rd. (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)
- Springdale – Springdale Donor Center, 3503 S. Thompson St. 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Bentonville – Bentonville Donor Center, 1400 SE Walton Blvd. 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All donor centers will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
The Pint Glass giveaway is only available at CBCO Donor Centers on July 3.
“Holiday weekends and summers usually see a decline in blood donations with schools out and many people on vacations. The Pint for a Pint Blood Drive is a fun event that many in the community look forward to and it helps rally our summer lifesavers,” CBCO Media Relations Representative Michelle Teter said. “All participating breweries offer non-alcoholic options in addition to craft beer, and everyone loves ice cream, so we really have something for everyone this month.”
To help avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged. Donors can schedule an appointment online or by calling 417.227.5006. On behalf of local hospital patients, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks 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