Freeman to host blood drive

Mar. 16—Freeman Health System will host a blood drive on behalf of the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in a conference room at Freeman Hospital West.

The Springfield-based blood center is the sole provider of blood and plasma products to area hospitals.

Donors will receive a pullover, while supplies last. To avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged by calling 417-227-5006 or going online to