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.
Erin Green of Hot Springs developed a very serious complication after giving birth to her daughter, Georgia. She needed blood, platelets and plasma from a total of 21 different donors to survive. She now wants her friends and neighbors to understand the importance of blood donations. Read Erin’s story.
January 26, 2017 ─ Recent news reports addressed the nation’s blood needs.
Arkansas Blood Institute provides blood to more than 30 of our state’s medical facilities and has an immediate need for O-negative blood....// Read More
January 18, 2017 ─ Arkansas Blood Institute is committed to saving the lives of Arkansans. Now, Arkansas Blood Institute is offering an additional, convenient and comfortable option for selfless donors to give blood in Hot...// Read More
January 6, 2017 – As winter weather moves across the state, delays and cancellations are negatively impacting Arkansas Blood Institute’s supply of life-saving blood.
Arkansas Blood Institute urges healthy adults who get out...// Read More