Texas County Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Fri., Jan. 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) will collect blood donations in the Jayson Gentry Community Safe Room on the TCMH campus.
Currently there is a critical need for blood type “O negative”, which is known as the “universal blood type” because it can be transfused into recipients of all blood types.
TCMH receives 100 percent of their blood supply from CBCO. All blood collected by CBCO stays in the area to be utilized by Ozark communities, neighbors and families.
TCMH and 36 other hospitals in this area are served by the CBCO. Approximately 250 units of blood are needed each day. TCMH uses approximately 500 units of blood each year.
Eligible donors can be anyone 16 years old or older who weighs at least 110 pounds and has not given blood in the last 56 days. All donors must provide identification when registering to donate.
For more information about the blood drive contact Connie Brooks, education director at TCMH, (417) 967-1340 or 1-866-967-3311. For questions regarding donor eligibility contact the CBCO at 1-800-280-5337.