JOPLIN, MO.--- A friendly sports rivalry is helping save lives. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is hosting a Chiefs versus Rams Blood Drive Challenge. This is the 14th annual drive and fans have come out in years past to support their teams. People who donate blood will be entered to win NFL tickets and other memorabilia from the two teams. Blood is at a critical low for certain types and it's fun promotions like this that gets the blood flowing.
"Especially the O's and the A's. We've had trouble all summer keeping them on the shelves. We're a little bit long on the O Negative. This is a chance for you to come out, have a lot of fun with us and still be able to help your fellow human beings," said Karen Ringler, CBCO.
If you would like to donate, the CBCO is located inside the main entrance of Northpark Mall in Joplin. The center is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
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