Cox Branson to Host Blood Drive Monday

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thumb_846b053f7732feaDuring a time of year when wish lists can seem bigger than the holiday budget, there is a gift that doesn’t cost anything to give and it could save a life. It is the gift of blood.

On Monday, November 24, Cox Medical Center Branson will team up once again with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks to host a blood drive. The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Magnolia, Dogwood, and Redbud conference rooms at Cox Branson, 525 Branson Landing Blvd.

Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks provide all of the blood for patients at 38 area hospitals, including Cox Medical Center Branson.

Every five minutes on average, a transfusion takes place and it takes approximately 250 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs.

To be eligible to give blood, donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID. Anyone planning to give is encouraged to eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.

For more information about the blood drive, please visit www.cbco.org or call 800-280-5337.