Community leaders in Stone and Taney counties are making an urgent appeal to area citizens to donate blood Thursday at Elevate Branson headquarters.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Bloodmobile will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.310 Gretna Road. In the parking lot of Elevate Branson located at 310 Gretna Road to accept donors.
Masks are required for all donors and staff. Free masks will be provided. Photo identification will be required. Donors are asked to eat well and drink plenty of fluids before coming to the bloodmobile.
Donors will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
The CBCO strongly encourages donors to make appointments online at www.cbco.org/donate-blood, or call 417-227-5006.
The CBCO, a not-for-profit organization, is the exclusive provider of blood to all area hospitals.
For those unable to attend Thursday’s blood drive, the CBCO will next be in Branson from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at the First Baptist Church, 400 S. Sunshine.
If you are at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, are feeling generally well and healthy, and have not donated in the last 56 days, you maybe eligible to donate. See cbco.org for more information about donating.
Thursday’s event is being sponsored by the Branson Globe Newspaper.