One Day, One Chance to Win a Dream Vacation!

Summer is right around the corner, and Arkansas Blood Institute is giving away a dream vacation!  One day only, (Saturday, May 5) blood donors will be entered for a chance to win their choice of dream getaway: a Disney vacation or a Caribbean cruise, provided by Fundraisingtrips.org.* 

Donors may give blood at convenient donor center or a select mobile blood drive.  All drives are Saturday, May 5.  Click below to make an appointment:
Conway, Walgreens (850 Oak St), 10am-3:30pm
Russellville, Kroger (1009 W. Main St.), 9:30am-3:30pm
Sheridan, Walmart (1308 S. Rock St), 10:30am-2pm
Fort Smith Donor Center, 5300 S. U St.
Hot Springs Donor Center, 149 Section Line Road
Little Rock Donor Center, 101 S. Shackleford Rd.
North Little Rock Donor Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Russellville Donor Center, 1003 W. Main

Donors will be entered for a chance to win one of two premier vacation packages of their choosing from Fundraisingtrips.org!  The choices are a seven-night Caribbean cruise for two adults OR a 3-day, 2-night Disney Resort hotel package for two adults and one child including three two-day passes to Disney World Parks.**


Each blood donor will also get a free, limited edition, inspirational t-shirt in one of three trendy colors.

It typically takes only about an hour to give blood.  This brief act of generosity can save as many as three lives as we head toward challenging summer months, when many regular donors may get busy with activities and travel.  Arkansas Blood Institute provides every drop of blood for more than 40 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.


Save time and money by booking your next trip with Fundraisingtrips.org. Official raffle rules.

*Itinerary may differ according to winner’s availability and dates of travel.

*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.

About Arkansas Blood Institute

Arkansas staff member delivering life-saving blood to a hospital. Arkansas Blood Institute is a non-profit blood center whose volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in 40 Arkansas hospitals.  These include CHI St. Vincent hospitals, Mercy Hospitals, Sparks Health Care, Arkansas Heart Hospital, Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Conway Regional Hospital.  Blood is being delivered from the Fort Smith, Hot Springs and Little Rock donor centers to hospitals in their areas.  That blood is from donors at local blood drives and other donors in the region. 

  • Our ONLY mission is to reliably provide local hospitals with the right blood needed for each patient at the right time. It’s all we do!  Arkansas Blood Institute is committed to this local area – not to serving hospitals elsewhere in the nation. We’re not a ‘chain’-type blood center.  We are committed to always making sure our hometown hospitals have all the blood they need. 
  • With Arkansans donating blood for Arkansans, we do not rely on a national blood center and its ability to supply our hospitals. We are no longer vulnerable if a decision is made that blood for our hospitals is needed more by those in other parts of the country.  With this opportunity to control our own blood supply comes the responsibility to sustain it. This means more of us will need to take responsibility and donate regularly to make sure our friends and family have blood whenever it may be needed.
  • The end result is that Arkansas hospitals and patients are better served.  Medical advances are becoming incredibly precise to match the best blood product to the right patient. It goes way beyond just matching up blood types!  In some cases, the closest genetic matches of blood to patients are key to their survival. Local donors with similar ethnicity and genetics make that possible.
  • Since 1958, those needing blood in the western region of Arkansas have counted on mobile blood drives and donor centers in Fort Smith and Hot Springs, known as United Blood Services.  In October 2011, the blood centers in these areas became an affiliate of Oklahoma Blood Institute.  As such, we have the support of the nation’s ninth largest independent, nonprofit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute, that serves hospitals to the west of here. Arkansas Blood Institute was formed at this time to reflect the local commitment to providing for people in the region. 

 

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Bob Grant