Local blood, for local patients

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks visited the Cassville High School on Feb. 27, to collect blood. Students younger than 17 years old had to have consent from a parent to donate. Katie Edmondson, said this was the first time she had donated blood, but it wouldn’t be the last. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks visited the Cassville High School on Feb. 27, to collect blood.

During the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive on Feb. 27, Deven Bates who is 18 years old, donated blood for the first time. By his side was Natisha Alvey, a registered medical assistant. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks collects blood for more than 40 hospitals in 40 counties spanning northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
During the blood drive at the Cassville High School on Feb. 27, through the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, donations came with a pair of socks. Brianna Hemphill, who donated for the first time, showed off her Blood Donor socks after she gave blood. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks aims to collect local blood for local patients. The center’s goal is to collect 200 units of blood every day. Marceline Hopkins, did her part to contribute and donated blood for the first time on Feb. 27 at Cassville High School. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
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