(Springfield) – Back in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the month of January to be dedicated to honoring those who give life, and virtually every president since then has reaffirmed the designation.
Currently, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is under a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative and A Negative blood types, meaning there is currently less than a two-day supply of this type on hospital shelves and donations are needed immediately.
CBCO will be holding upcoming blood drives at the Plato High School, 10645 Plato Drive, from 11AM-4 PM and the West Plains First Christian Church, 422 W. Main Street, from 12:30-5:30 PM on Thursday, January 9, and at the Mountain View Community Center, 125 W. First Street, on Friday, January 10 from 12:30- 5:30 PM
To be eligible to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID.
For more information about sharing your good health with others, please visit their website at www.cbco.org or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337.