The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is once again holding a special blood drive in the Lake region. The Salute a Veteran Blood Drive returns for the 20th year giving participants the opportunity to write a note of thanks on a special card to a veteran they know. Over the past 20 years, thousands of vets have been honored for their service and sacrifice. The special drive is being held when summertime blood shortages usually occur. Currently CBCO is on a code yellow alert for “O” negative and “A” negative blood types. The Salute a Veteran Blood Drive is being held at Lake Regional Hospital on Monday (15) from 11am to 5pm.