CBCO Sends Out Critical Call For Lake Area Blood

COVID 19 Health Local News Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

There’s a critical shortage of blood in Lake of the Ozarks.

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Chris Pilgrim with Community blood Center of the Ozarks.

He tells KRMS News you could win a new Nissan Kick if you give blood during the ‘Drive 2 Save Lives Blood Drive,’ which runs through January.

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Pilgrim also says more than 40 local healthcare facilities get their blood and plasma from Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.

You can donate blood on Monday at Camdenton United Methodist Church from 11:30 until 5:30.


CBCO is giving one lucky blood donor a new car in the Drive 2 Save Lives Blood Drive

 Contest will feature weekly finalists for a chance to win the grand prize of a 2020 Nissan Kicks

 November 30, 2020 – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the exclusive not-for-profit provider of blood and plasma for patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, invites blood donors to “Get their Kicks” during the Drive 2 Save Lives Blood Drive, which runs during December and January at all CBCO blood drives and donor centers.

 Beginning December 1, every participant at a CBCO blood drive will be automatically entered to win a 2020 Nissan Kicks compact SUV. Weekly finalists will be drawn, with one of those finalists driving away in the grand prize during the culmination at the giveaway event on February 6. All successful blood donors during the Drive to Save Lives promotion will also receive a comfortable long-sleeved T-shirt, perfect for those colder days.

 “We are so excited to present this opportunity to our loyal blood donors,” CBCO Executive Director Anthony Roberts said. “The pandemic has taken a toll on blood donations and our hope is that donors will be excited about this chance of making someone’s dream come true – winning a new car while saving local lives.”

 Weekly drawing finalists will be selected each Monday afternoon during the contest, which runs through January 31. The grand prize drawing will be on February 6. For full contest rules, go to www.cbco.org/drive/.


On behalf of local hospital patients, CBCO thanks blood donors from across the region for giving life to your community.  

COVID 19 Health Local News Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

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