Rance Walls Memorial Blood Drive to be held at Cabool High School January 25
Wed, 01/18/2023 - 4:41pm admin
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood, platelets, and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, is teaming up with FBLA, FCCLA and Art Club Cabool High School students to host a blood drive in honor of former Cabool High School teacher and coach Rance Walls.
Elizabeth Walls is urging the community to support this event, "Rance lived and loved BIG! He wanted the absolute best for this school and community, and he always gave 110 percent to watch them grow," said Rance's wife, Elizabeth Walls, the blood drive chairperson. "We as a school and a community have been given the chance to live and love BIG through the gift of life by becoming a blood donor. Your blood donations stay local and can help someone right here in our community! Your blood donations also help a CHS senior earn a CBCO scholarship to further their education. Come live and love BIG in honor of Rance!"
The blood drive will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at Cabool High School, 720 Peabody Ave. Drive hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Rance Walls Memorial Blood Drive helps Cabool High School earn a scholarship and a chance at a $1,000 grant. The drive is open to the public and invite community members to come out and donate.
All successful donors will receive a free hoodie, while supplies last. Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life to your community. There is no easier way to save a life than to give blood. Every blood donation can help up to three local patients.
Appointments are strongly encouraged for this blood drive. Make an appointment to give at https://www.cbco.org/donate-blood/ or by calling 417-227-5006.
In preparation of the blood drive, donors are encouraged to:
1. Drink plenty of water or juice the night and morning before you donate.
2. Eat a well-balanced meal around 2-3 hours before giving.
3. Bring photo identification. ID is required for all donors.