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 Gary Lynch, director of Development & Sustainability
“I’m a platelet donor, but I don’t feel at ease without a knife or fork,” quipped James Hellams, OKC. His enthusiasm for our life-saving mission has driven him to give 71 gallons (and counting). That’s about 568 times in a donor chair. That’s plenty of time to become renowned as the ‘class clown’ of the central OKC donor center! Now, James is taking his commitment even further. He has designated the Blood Institute as the sole beneficiary of his estate.
James has no immediate family, yet wants to be sure he leaves a legacy with the sizeable estate he has been fortunate enough to accumulate. James’ faith has profoundly influenced his belief in the sanctity of life, and leaving his entire estate to the Blood...// Read More
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