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.
Driving down the highway on August 11, 2011, I could have never imagined what lie ahead. During a sudden downpour, my car hydroplaned off the road and into a concrete culvert.
Not only was the passenger side completely crushed, but the transmission was cut in half and the steering wheel was bent. Witnesses didn’t think I was going to make it.
Among other brutal injuries to my pelvis, vertebrae, and eye, I also tore the main ligament in my neck that supplies all of the blood to the spinal cord.
I received two plasma transfusions after losing copious amounts of blood.
After reaching a point of stability, I was released on August 29, 2011. But the long road to recovery was only beginning. I was sent home with a tracheotomy and was in a wheelchair, but started physical therapy a...// Read More
December 1, 2013 ─ Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) encourages area residents to get in the giving spirit this holiday season by donating blood. Donations can be made at our donor center or mobile drives throughout December. Each...// Read More
November 15, 2013 ─ Sponsors are teaming up with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) to host blood drives throughout November. Donors can feel good knowing they are saving as many as three lives. In addition, each donor will receive...// Read More
July 1, 2013 - The need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Yet, fewer people typically donate during the summer, according to Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI). You can help by visiting a donor center or mobile drive in your area....// Read More