Friday, May 22, 2015

Cox Branson to host blood drive May 29

Blood donors are known for their selfless giving but when they give during an upcoming drive at Cox Medical Center Branson, they will be able give and receive. Through Community Blood Center of the Ozarks’ LifePoints Rewards Club program, donors have the opportunity to collect points each time they donate. Those points may be redeemed online for gift items and cards from popular merchants, both local and nationwide.

Cox Branson will host its next Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Tree Rooms. To learn more about the LifePoints Rewards Club or to register to earn LifePoints, visit

Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals, including Cox Medical Center Branson.

According to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, every seven minutes on average, a transfusion takes place and it takes approximately 230 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. Anyone planning to give is encouraged to eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. For more information about the blood drive, please visit or call 800-280-5337.

To give blood, stop by Cox Medical Center Branson, 525 Branson Landing Boulevard, between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Each donor will receive a gift courtesy of CoxHealth, while supplies last.