FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019
Contact: Bonnie Pay Bolinger
Senior Administrative Assistant
Office of the Mayor
Emergency Appeal for Blood Donors, Donate Blood on Wednesday, February 20
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville is hosting a blood drive with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) on Wednesday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fayetteville’s Downtown Square. Donors will receive a free t-shirt.
CBCO blood supplies are critically low and are on an emergency appeal for donors. Blood drives that were scheduled at Missouri schools on February 15 were cancelled due to winter weather, creating an even greater need for blood donors.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has a QuickPass system that lets you start the registration process before you ever arrive at the blood drive. With QuickPass you can go online using your own computer, smartphone, or tablet to answer the required health history questions on the day of the blood drive. This allows you to skip registration when you arrive at the blood drive and move on to the next step rather than waiting your turn to answer the health history questions.
The QuickPass system will walk you through each question with photos and text. When you’re finished, you’ll receive a unique bar code that you’ll need to take with you to the blood drive. You’ll have the option to print the bar code or e-mail it to yourself. You must present the bar code at the blood drive for your completed questionnaire to be retrieved. If you are unable to complete your questionnaire prior to arriving at the blood drive, a touch-screen tablet will be provided at donor registration.
Access the QuickPass link to complete your health history questions on the day of the blood drive.