FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2020
Contact: Bonnie Pay Bolinger
Senior Administrative Assistant II
Office of the Mayor
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Hosts Fayetteville Cares Blood Drive on June 30
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Members of the Fayetteville community have come together to hold the FAYETTEVILLE CARES BLOOD DRIVE to help make sure local patients have access to the lifesaving blood products they need.The event is taking place on June 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church gym, 20 E. Dickson Street, Fayetteville.
Just in the Fayetteville area in 2019, CBCO provided more than 5,000 blood products to Fayetteville hospitals while only receiving 1,500 blood donations in the Fayetteville community. This means other communities had to step up and donate to help support hospital usage and patient needs.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the exclusive provider of blood, platelets, and plasma to all local hospitals including hospitals in northwest Arkansas. Blood supplies are at critically low levels due to drive cancellations and lower donor turnout due to the pandemic.
Make plans now to participate in this event. Schedule your appointment online by visiting https://donate.cbco.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/126579
or call 417-227-5006, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Masks are required for donors and staff. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided.
Donors will receive:
* A CBCO Throwback T-shirt
* $5 gift card redeemable in CBCO's LifePoints local online store
* $10 Harps gift card
* Coupon for a free meal from Slim Chickens
Don’t forget to access the QuickPass link to complete your health history questions online the day of the blood drive. This will save you time when you arrive at the blood drive & eliminate the need to touch CBCO tablets to complete this information.