A shortage of blood donations continues in Lake of the Ozarks, but there is a blood drive coming up in Camdenton.
“On Monday the 15th (weather permitting) we’re opening the Camdenton Community Blood drive. It will be at the Camdenton United Methodist Church inside the fellowship hall there on Highway 54” says Chris Pilgrim with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
He tells KRMS News the Camdenton Community Blood Drive will be happening from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Pilgrim also says cold weather and the COVID pandemic have created a shortage of blood reserves.
Find out more at cbco.org.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive coming to Camdenton on February 15
Critical appeal for all blood types is in effect – Donors get a T-shirt with an inspiring message
February 3, 2021 – Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, reports a critical shortage of all blood types. A resurgence in positive COVID-19 cases has caused a downturn in blood donations, with more drives being postponed or cancelled. As a result, any mobile blood drives that remain scheduled become vitally important.
CBCO donors provide all the blood for patients at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach as well as dozens of other area hospitals. With blood usage reaching levels not seen in recent years, blood is in critical need. Camdenton area residents will have the opportunity to donate at the following location:
Camdenton Community Blood Drive
United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
340 W. Highway 54 – Camdenton
Monday, February 15 – 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Successful donors will receive a gray T-shirt with an inspirational message. “Because They Need Me, I Give” is a message our blood donors will enjoy sending to others.
Appointments are strongly encouraged for this blood drive but are not necessary. Make an appointment to give at https://www.cbco.org/donate-
On behalf of local hospital patients, CBCO thanks blood donors from across the region for giving life to your community.