Blood Drive to Honor Former Officer Happening Today

A blood drive honoring a retired Springfield police officer who had been shot in the line of duty is happening today at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.

The drive honors Aaron Pearson, who was shot while answering a call on January 26, 2015. Medical staff used over 20 units of blood during the procedures that saved the life of Officer Pearson.

“I can just imagine him lying there and 20 people circled around him, giving,” Amanda Pearson said on the CBCO Twitter account. “That’s pretty powerful because they had no idea who he is or where it’s going, but they give anyway.”

The drive is taking place at 220 West Plainview Road in Springfield and will continue until 7 p.m.. Those who give will receive a free t-shirt and CBCO cap, a card for a free appetizer at Texas Roadhouse and your name will go into the drawing for a dinner for two.

In addition to honoring Officer Pearson with your donation, your blood donation will help a patient in need at one of the over 40 hospitals that are served by the CBCO.

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