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.
The Hostas family glowed with joy at the birth of their first child, Briley. They could have never imagined their precious daughter would need blood transfusions for serious medical conditions not once, but twice, before she turned 5!
Life was great for the Hostas with lively, happy Briley who seemed healthy. But things changed quickly, and Briley was diagnosed with leukemia, a blood cancer. At age 3, she was hospitalized and needed blood from numerous donors as she battled for her life. In just three months’ time, she required as much as six platelet transfusions.
“Each time Briley received the blood transfusions, we were just so thankful that there was blood ready and available for her,” said John Hostas. Thankfully, the chemotherapy treatments seemed to be working.
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June 1 – Blood donors can ‘FEEL COOL’ about giving blood at Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) summer blood drives. Donors can give blood at any ABI blood drive or donor center during June.
Donors will experience the...// Read More
May 1- Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) urges all healthy adults to donate blood during the month of May at ABI donor centers and blood drives. Each blood donor will be treated to an appreciation item from ABI’s ‘Treasure...// Read More
February 11 - As of this afternoon, Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) again has an adequate supply of blood needed by patients in the 15 hospitals it serves in western and south central Arkansas. Since Thursday, Jan. 30, ABI had...// Read More