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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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5300 South U Street, 72903
479-431-5900

LITTLE ROCK

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

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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

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HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL STAFF ONLY

Our Medical Directors are board certified in Transfusion Medicine and are available 24/7 for consultation on routine and difficult cases. For patient related services contact the therapeutic apheresis specialist on call at 800-375-8778.

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Hog Wild Tailgate Party

Join Arkansas Blood Institute and 103.7 The Buzz for the HOG WILD Tailgate Party and Blood Drive!

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click location to make appointment:
Little Rock Donor Center, at the corner of Markham and Shackleford Road

    All donors receive, FREE:
  • New, 2017 collectible HOG WILD t-shirt
  • A ticket to the Little Rock Zoo*
  • Free hot dogs from Tyson Foods
  • Chips, queso and salsa from Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Yarnell’s Ice Cream (a pint for a pint—flavors WOOO Pig Chewy and Razortracks)

Healthy adults, age sixteen and older, can give blood.**

The Show With No Name (103.7 The Buzz) will BROADCAST LIVE from the Little Rock Donor Center from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.!

 









*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 September 30, 2017.
**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

Zellie’s Story:

Zellie is a little girl with a big spirit who depends on blood donors from Arkansas Blood Institute.
Video courtesy: THV-11

WEATHER ALERT- Tropical Storm Cindy: Arkansas Blood Institute Assists With Blood Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2017 ─ As Tropical Storm Cindy threatens millions of people throughout the Gulf Coast, Arkansas Blood Institute is answering a call for additional life-saving blood from centers that service the areas threatened by this powerful storm.

Arkansas Blood Institute immediately shipped more than 300 total units of blood to blood centers that serve New Orleans, other areas of Louisiana and parts of the Gulf Coast region in Texas.  The majority of the blood was sent to New Orleans, for critical needs in case of medical emergencies during the storm.

“It is not unusual for the Arkansas Blood Institute to be contacted when there are natural disasters in our country,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Because of the generosity of our own blood donors, we can provide blood to our neighbors when it’s needed.”

Arkansas Blood Institute depends solely on volunteer blood donors to serve more than 30 hospitals across the state, including all major hospitals in Little Rock.

Anyone age 16 and older, and in generally good health, can typically give blood.* To schedule an appointment to give blood, call 1-877-340-8777, or visit arkbi.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

*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
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34th Annual M*A*S*H Bash is Friday, July 28 in Hot Springs

July 11, 2017 -  Salute summer by giving blood with Arkansas Blood Institute on Friday, July 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the 34th Annual M*A*S*H Bash, which will be held at the Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott Place, in Hot Springs.  Arkansas Blood Institute is now serving more major hospitals in the state, making it the natural choice for local medical facilities.

Those who are healthy and aged 16 or older* are encouraged to donate blood, and will receive collectors’ edition 34th Annual M*A*S*H Bash T-shirts. Donors who stop by Arkansas Blood Institute to celebrate the patriotic spirit of the classic TV show M*A*S*H will also get custom dog tags, a squeezie toy grenade, and other mementos symbolizing the era. 

M*A*S*H Bash donors will enjoy free hamburgers or hot dogs with sides, a free admission to the Little Rock Zoo, health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable for merchandise and gift certificates at Arkansas Blood Institute’s online store. 

“Historically, summer has been a difficult time for the blood supply at local hospitals, because so many people are busy with vacations and activities,” said Paulette Nieuwenhof, Executive Director of Arkansas Blood Institute.  “M*A*S*H Bash is a fun way to make sure our local hospitals are stocked with life-saving blood for the critical summer months.”

Arkansas Blood Institute’s volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 30 Arkansas hospitals, including all major hospitals in Central Arkansas.

Appointments for #MASHBash34 are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or clicking here.

*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

**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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Bob Grant