Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cox Medical Center Branson invites community to help save lives

Cox Medical Center Branson is teaming up with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks to once again host a community blood drive as part of Racin’ To Save Lives.
The blood drive is set for noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the Dogwood and Redbud Conference Rooms at Cox Medical Center Branson, 525 Branson Landing Blvd., in Branson. All participants will receive a free gift from CoxHealth.

Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provide all of the blood for patients at 38 area hospitals, including Cox Medical Center Branson.

Every five minutes on average, a transfusion takes place and it takes approximately 250 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs.

To be eligible to give blood, donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID. For more information about the blood drive, please visit cbco.org or call 800-280-5337.