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 Erin Green, blood recipient
October 17, 2013 did not go as anyone had pictured it. It started as a day filled with anticipation and excitement as I was admitted to the labor and delivery floor to have our first child – a baby girl we named Georgia. It was the day after my due date, so she was actually quite punctual. After a pretty easy labor and a smooth delivery of our 8 pound, 8 ounce healthy baby girl, I began feeling ill. The medical staff equated it with a drop in my blood pressure and tilted my bed back to make me feel better, which worked initially. I had lost more blood than normal during the delivery, and it still seemed like there was something wrong. My doctor told me that I was continuing to bleed and she couldn’t see where it was coming from, so we needed to go to...// 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