City issues emergency appeal for blood donors Feb. 20 on the downtown square

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Fayetteville officials are urging residents to donate blood at an event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the downtown square.

Blood supplies are critically low, according to a news release. Blood drives that were scheduled at Missouri schools on Feb. 15 were canceled due to winter weather, creating an even greater need for blood donors, the release states. Donors will receive a free t-shirt.

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has a QuickPass system that lets donors start the registration process before arriving at the event. Donors can go online to answer the required health history questions on the day of the blood drive, which allows them to move directly to the next step rather than waiting in line to answer the questions.

From the center:

The QuickPass system will walk you through each question with photos and text. When you’re finished, you’ll receive a unique bar code that you’ll need to take with you to the blood drive. You’ll have the option to print the bar code or e-mail it to yourself. You must present the bar code at the blood drive for your completed questionnaire to be retrieved. If you are unable to complete your questionnaire prior to arriving at the blood drive, a touch-screen tablet will be provided at donor registration.

» Access the QuickPass system (on the day of the event)