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— Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will conduct a blood drive at the Gentry High School, 955 Pioneer Lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 15.

Eligibility requirements include weighing at least 110 pounds, being in general good health and presenting the required identification.

CBCO has issued a Code Yellow Alert for type O-negative blood. There is less than a two-day supply of this blood on hospital shelves. Donations are needed to help replenish the supply.

It takes over 275 donations every day to meet the needsof the 36 area hospitals that use CBCO products, a CBCO release states. A single blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

For more information about this blood drive, visit the CBCO Web site at www.cbco.org, or call 1-800-280-5337.

Community, Pages 9 on 03/10/2010

Print Headline: Blood drive to be held at Gentry High

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