Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, the local provider of blood to 40 area hospitals, has issued a Code Red Emergency Appeal for type O Negative blood. A Code Red Emergency Appeal means that there is less than a one-day supply of blood in reserve for patient use at those hospitals. The blood center needs an immediate response from donors to overcome the extremely low blood reserve levels.
All other blood types are at normal levels, except for type A Negative, which is also experiencing low reserves. Donors of types other than O Negative should stick to their regular donation cycle.
CBCO donor centers are open this week in Springdale and Bentonville, with mobile blood drives scheduled in the area over the next week.
CBCO will host blood drives at the following locations:
•Springdale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Shiloh Christian School, 1707 Johnson Road
•Eureka Springs: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Inn of the Ozarks, U.S. 62 West
•Fayetteville: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Washington County Sheriff's Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive
The "Miracle of Giving" blood drive will be held at CBCO at 3503 S. Thompson St. in Springdale Dec 11-15. The center will be taking donors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11-14 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Each donor will receive a long-sleeved shirt and special refreshments. Participants must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 16 years of age (with parental consent).
Information: (800) 280-5337 or cbco.org.
Rogers High School will host a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Rogers High School auditorium. The program will feature the top high school orchestra, Sinfonia. Dan Skoff, meteorologist from KNWA, will serve as emcee; and Rebecca McBride, local vocalist, will join the orchestra on a piece or two. The Christmas story will be narrated by Skoff, and there will be a special visit from Santa.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 3-12.
Information: (479) 636-2202.
Washington Regional Clinic for Senior Health is offering the "What is Arthritis and How Do We Treat It?" program through the Yourhealth Matters presentation series.
Roy C. Sampson, M.D., will provide education on the most common types of arthritis seen in adults. He will also discuss some of the newer treatment options available. This free program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at the Pat Walker Center for Seniors, 12 E. Appleby Road in Fayetteville. Everyone is welcome.
Information: (479) 463-4438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time to submit audition videos for VoiceJam, the annual a cappella festival produced by Walton Arts Center. The festival will light up Northwest Arkansas with smooth harmonies and unbelievable beats in April, and any a cappella group of three or more can audition to be part of it.
Video audition submissions will be accepted through Jan. 31. Registration, competition criteria, submission information and festival details can be found at waltonartscenter.org/voicejam-compete.
Up to eight groups can be selected to compete, and the finalists will be announced on Feb. 3. A cappella fans and finalists will converge on Northwest Arkansas for a weekend of activities April 6-7 including the VoiceJam Competition on April 7, hosted by Deke Sharon, dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as "the father of contemporary a cappella." The VoiceJam Grand Champion will have the opportunity to attend the Vocal Asia Festival in Taiwan.
Information: (479) 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org/voicejam.
NAN Profiles on 12/03/2017
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