In addition to our donor centers, many blood drives are held in convenient locations and sponsored by local businesses or organizations.
Those with O Negative blood make up nine percent of the national population;
O Negative blood can be used in emergencies when a patient’s blood type has not been identified.
One in three people will need blood products during a lifetime.
Of those eligible to donate in the U.S., less than ten percent actually donate each year.
by Erin Green, blood recipient
October 17, 2013 did not go as anyone had pictured it. It started as a day filled with anticipation and excitement as I was admitted to the labor and delivery floor to have our first child – a baby girl we named Georgia. It was the day after my due date, so she was actually quite punctual. After a pretty easy labor and a smooth delivery of our 8 pound, 8 ounce healthy baby girl, I began feeling ill. The medical staff equated it with a drop in my blood pressure and tilted my bed back to make me feel better, which worked initially. I had lost more blood than normal during the delivery, and it still seemed like there was something wrong. My doctor told me that I was continuing to bleed and she couldn’t see where it was coming from, so we needed to go to...// Read More
February 1, 2016─ Arkansas Blood Institute invites all to take the “Blood Donor Challenge” between February 1 and May 15. Blood given with the state’s nonprofit blood center saves the lives of patients in 23 Arkansas...// Read More
December 14, 2015 – When Chris Braswell, Little Rock, donated blood at Arkansas Blood Institute’s blood drive with Cumulus Media, Nov. 19, he knew it would make a life-saving difference for his fellow Arkansans. But Braswell...// Read More
December 12, 2015 ─ Blood donors who give December 12 through January 8, with Arkansas Blood Institute will get double the entries in a Caribbean cruise giveaway contest. The seven-night trip for two will be awarded to one...// Read More