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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A great opportunity to help ensure the region’s blood supply is coming up on Friday. A blood drive honoring former Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson and other hometown heroes will be held Friday, March 20.
Pearson was injured in the line of duty in 2015 and required over 20 blood transfusions during his recovery. The drive will be held at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks’ Thomson Donor Center at 220 W. Plainview Road. Donation hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donors that day will receive a commemorative T-shirt that expresses support for Pearson and police departments across the region.
To donate, please bring photo identification and be sure to eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. To make your donation process even quicker, schedule an appointment on CBCO’s website.
Learn more about Pearson’s story at https://www.cbco.org/police-officer-20-units/.
Since last week, over a dozen scheduled blood drives have been postponed or cancelled altogether, resulting in the loss of hundreds of previously scheduled or future blood donations.
As mobile blood drives continue to postpone their blood drives, CBCO is focusing on increasing donations at CBCO donor centers in Springfield, Joplin, Bentonville and Springdale. Here are some points the public needs to know.
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786JNBailey@springfieldmo.gov