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 Jessica Rose, Community Relations Intern
After nearly giving his life for his country, Staff Sergeant Chas Schroeder, 33, says donating blood with the Blood Institute is something else he just has to do.
The Fort Sill Staff Sergeant suffered shrapnel wounds to his groin and a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan in 2011. Schroeder and his battalion were attacked by enemy fighters and took hits to their ammunition bunker from rockets. His injuries occurred as he saved the lives of fellow soldiers. For his bravery, SSG Schroeder received the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star and the National Defense Service Medal.
Even after saving lives in battle, Schroeder still finds it rewarding to donate blood for those in need locally. “When it came to saving the lives of the soldiers...// Read More
April 2015 - Arkansas Blood Institute, (ABI) urges all healthy adults to donate blood at this April. Each donor will receive a ‘HERO” T-shirt. Anyone 16 and older* can typically donate.
“Blood donors are typically very humble...// Read More
March 2015 — Blood donors with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) can give the priceless gift of life to patients in our area without spending a dime. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years* or older is urged to donate.
One donation...// Read More