CBCO issues Code Red and Yellow alerts

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There is a Code Red alert for O-positive and A-negative blood types at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, meaning there’s less than a day’s supply of blood.

CBCO is also on a Code Yellow alert for all other blood types, meaning there is less than a two-day supply for those types.

CBCO directors say the shortage is because of FDA regulation changes, a spike in injuries at area hospitals, and possible donors being sick or on vacation.

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