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John Armitage, M.D., CEO

John Armitage,MD,CEOPrior to joining ABI in 2007, Dr. John Armitage led the Appalachian Blood Services Region (the American Red Cross center in Roanoke, VA), the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region (the Red Cross center in Johnstown, PA), and New Jersey Blood Services (New York Blood Center’s operation in New Brunswick, NJ).

Additionally, he served in progressively responsible positions as Medical Officer, Medical Director, and Chief Medical Officer for the Carolinas Blood Services Region (the Red Cross center in Charlotte, NC) and the Appalachian Region.

He received his training in transfusion medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and [Carter] BloodCare in Dallas, TX. He has degrees from Duke University School of Medicine (M.D.) and Yale University (B.A. in History).

His primary area of interest is donor recruitment, on which subject he has multiply published and presented internationally. In 2005-2006, he was President of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, the premier professional organization for blood recruiters. He has also published research in epidemiology, coagulation, infectious disease, and immunology.

He is proud to be a multi-gallon O-negative whole blood and double red cell donor. He has also given over 60 plateletpheresis donations. He hopes to be a patient’s match and provide a bone marrow (peripheral blood stem/progenitor cell) donation in the future. He also claims, by proxy, partial credit for the 800+ units collected through blood drives originated and coordinated by his amazing wife, Catherine.

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FORT SMITH

5300 South U Street, 72903
479-431-5900

LITTLE ROCK

101 S. Shackleford Rd., Suite 2, 72211
501-904-4500

APPOINTMENTS & CONCERNS

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POST DONATION INQUIRES

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POST DONATION ILLNESS

If you should become ill or feel your blood is not safe for transfusion, please call 1-800-375-7654. If your symptoms worsen markedly, seek urgent care.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Our Community Relations staff is available 24 hours a day to respond to media inquiries.  Contact Heather Browne, Marketing & Media Manager, at 405-419-1330 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with questions or to schedule an interview.

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A Dad’s Miracle is the Reason He Donates

Jeremy Hurley’s daughter Mattilyn needed blood to survive when she was born without part of her diaphragm.  Jeremy is now a dedicated blood donor.

 

Don’t Roam, Give Close to Home: Keep It Local With Arkansas Blood Institute

Arkansas Blood Institute is urging blood donors to “Keep It Local” by giving blood close to home. Arkansas Blood Institute is proud to partner with Magic Springs, Arkansas’ only Theme and Water Park.

May 1 through June 30, each blood donor will receive:

  • A ticket for entry to Magic Springs theme and water park.*
  • OR, from May 17 through Aug. 31, most FORT SMITH AREA donors will receive a voucher for two entries to Oklahoma City Zoo.**
  • A free “Keep It Local” t-shirt featuring a unique bison design.


“There is no substitute for blood for patients who need life-sustaining treatments,” said Paulette Nieuwenhof, Executive Director of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Donors who give in Arkansas can be sure that their blood donations will save the lives of their fellow Arkansans.”

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here to search for blood drives in your area or calling (877) 340-8777.

Or you can stop by one of our donor centers in:
Fort Smith
Hot Springs
Little Rock

As the region’s preferred blood provider, Arkansas Blood Institute relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the needs of patients at more than 30 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.  Those with negative blood types are especially urged to give.  Blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelets can be given as often as every seven days, up to 24 times a year.

If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping secure supplies and bloodmobiles for blood centers in developing countries.

*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

*Magic Springs ticket good for one admission during normal business hours May through October, 2017, but excludes Saturdays in July.  Visit magicsprings.com for additional discounts.

**Applies to regular zoo admission only. Special engagements excluded. No other discounts may be used with this offer. No cash value. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Offer expires December 31, 2017.

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Be a Hero: Save Lives This Spring

Arkansas Blood Institute is committed to being the donor-to-patient lifeline, providing hope, healing and comfort.

This spring, we invite donors to become heroes and save the lives of Arkansans by giving blood. 

March 1 through May 16, donors will get a free, limited edition, vintaged t-shirt, in your choice of color: blue, purple or green.

“Arkansas Blood Institute is dedicated to a mission of health, service, community and innovation,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Arkansas Blood Institute exists to save local lives and serve our local hospitals.  We could not accomplish that without the real heroes, our selfless blood donors.”

Whole blood donations can be made every 56 days.  Platelets can be donated up to 24 times a year.

Arkansas Blood Institute, a non-profit blood center, relies on donations from more than 1,000 donors each day to meet the needs of patients in more than 30 medical facilities statewide.  One blood donation can save as many as three lives and takes only about an hour. Those with negative blood types are especially urged to donate.  If donors choose to forgo the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a non-profit organization helping secure much-needed blood supplies for blood centers in developing countries.

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here or calling (877) 340-8777. Or click on one of our donor center locations below:
Fort Smith, 5300 South U Street
Hot Springs, 149 Section Line Road
Little Rock, 101 South Shackleford Road

Learn about volunteering with Arkansas Blood Institute.

*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

Bob Grant