Type O-neg­a­tive blood in short sup­ply

The Weekly Vista - - News - STAFF RE­PORTS

Com­mu­nity Blood Cen­ter of the Ozarks 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.

Emer­gency ap­peal

CBCO has is­sued a Code Red Emer­gency Ap­peal for type O-neg­a­tive blood. A Code Red Emer­gency Ap­peal means that there is less than a one-day sup­ply of blood in re­serve for pa­tient use at those hos­pi­tals. The blood cen­ter needs an im­me­di­ate re­sponse from type O-neg­a­tive donors to over­come the low re­serve lev­els.

Since it takes hun­dreds of do­na­tions per day to meet area pa­tient needs, re­serve lev­els can and of­ten do fluc­tu­ate through­out the week. Blood donors of all types are en­cour­aged to give soon at a CBCO blood drive or donor cen­ter.

Par­tic­i­pants at any CBCO Blood Drive be­tween the dates of Dec. 11-31 will re­ceive a free long-sleeved shirt as a thank you gift. These shirts carry a very spe­cial hol­i­day mes­sage. CBCO wishes our donors the hap­pi­est of hol­i­day sea­sons.

You can help by giv­ing blood in Pea Ridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon­day, Dec. 11, at the Pea Ridge High School, lo­cated at 781 W. Pick­ens in Pea Ridge.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.