There’s an urgent call for blood donations as the Coronavirus has disrupted the blood drives across the Lake Area.

Chris Pilgram with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks tells KRMS news the virus has put them in a position where they have little to no reserves left for area hospitals.

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Pilgram is urging everyone to donate whenever they can because they are unsure if they can count on any normal drives throughout the fall.

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A few drives are scheduled for the Lake area, including one from 10AM to 1PM Thursday at the Lodge of the Four Seasons and another at City Hall in Osage Beach on August 7th.

Hear the full interview with KRMS’s Christian Blood Below:

      07-29-2020 I and A Chris Pilgrim Comm Blood - 29th July 2020

Find local drives for the CBCO in your area here.