Blood Saves Lives

Blood Saves Lives

Missouri State University is partnering with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks for a blood drive Sept. 7-9 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — on the third floor east ballroom in the Plaster Student Union. 

The blood drive is the second by MSU this year and is sponsored by the MSU Blood Drive Recruitment Team and Gamma Sigma Sigma. 

The blood donated will help citizens in the tri-state area, since CBCO services 44 hospitals in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. 

According to the center’s website, if donors have received the COVID-19 vaccine, they do not have to worry about their blood being deferred for examination. A full list of donor eligibility information can be found on the CBCO website.

The center’s website also confirms that students can have their blood type determined while donating.

CBCO encourages donors to make an appointment ahead of time. To schedule an appointment call 417-227-5006 or visit the CBCO website

Donors can also complete a Donor QuickPass, which is only usable on the day of the donation. The pass allows donors to fill out their health information prior to the donation to expedite the process, but does not set the appointment date/time for the donation. To fill one out and print it off, visit the CBCO QuickPass site.

Masks are required, though they will be provided if needed.

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