Ozark Federal Credit Union is giving back to the community with a Red Cross blood drive
Ozark FCU will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on December 23rd from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. We will be set up at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce Building at 1111 W. Pine St.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 573-686-7221 or 573-429-1780.or email Davine@ozarkfcu.com to set up an appointment.
“With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.” Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. “The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.