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John Armitage, M.D., CEO

Dr. John Armitage serves as the chief executive officer for Arkansas Blood Institute, part of the sixth largest non-profit blood collector in America. Prior to joining Arkansas Blood Institute in 2007, Dr. John Armitage led blood center operations in Roanoke, VA, Johnstown, PA, and New Brunswick, NJ. He began his blood banking career as a medical officer for the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC.

He holds a medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in history) from Yale University. He received his training in transfusion medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and [Carter] BloodCare in Dallas, TX.

He is founder and chairman of board for the Global Blood Fund and is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for America’s Blood Centers.  He is a member of the board of trustees for the Oklahoma School of Science and Math and on the advisory boards of United Way of Central Oklahoma and LifeSharer of Oklahoma.

He is a donor of whole blood and plateletpheresis units, coordinator for All Souls’ Episcopal Church’s blood drives, and co-creator of the Thank-the-Donor web app that harnesses expressions of gratitude. 

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 heather.browne@obi.org with questions or to schedule an interview.
(For marketing solicitations or other solicitations, please email our team.)

Contact Us

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FORT SMITH

5300 South U Street, 72903
479-431-5900

HOT SPRINGS

149 Section Line Road, Suite G. 71913
501-624-0666

LITTLE ROCK

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

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 6, 72116
501-508-8688

RUSSELLVILLE

1003 West Main, 72801
479-890-2500

APPOINTMENTS & CONCERNS

Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-877-340-8777 or customerservice@obi.org to schedule an appointment or to speak to a customer service representative.

POST DONATION INQUIRES

For all other inquiries, please contact 405-419-1354 or donorquestions@obi.org.

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 heather.browne@obi.org with questions or to schedule an interview.
(For marketing solicitations or other solicitations, please email our team.)

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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COVID-19: Scheduled Blood Drives

Blood donation can’t wait. Blood donation is safe and critically important, despite concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). Arkansas Blood Institute is, as always, committed to safety for our donors, patients, and communities, and we urge you to keep your scheduled appointments and continue to donate blood.

More information on COVID-19 & the importance of blood donation during these difficult times.

Arkansas Blood Institute’s donor centers and mobile blood drives have instituted additional cleaning methods, decontaminating work and common areas and equipment frequently. In addition, donor centers and mobile blood drives are being adapted to allow for social distancing. All staff and donors will also have their temperatures taken before starting work or entering the facility, to ensure only healthy individuals are present. We are limiting the number of donors in the donor area, to allow for social distancing. If the donor area is full, please give us your cell phone number and we will call you when you’re ready to enter.

Appointments are encouraged, or you may also visit a donor center.

Note that appointments may fill up or that a drive may be cancelled with little notice. You can also call 877-340-8777 to make an appointment.

Look at the list below to find a blood drive near you, and click the link to make an appointment. Drives are listed by the nearest center location that serves each specific area.


Monday, March 30

Fort Smith
Charleston Community, 12:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM
Little Rock
Conway Regional Medical Center, 10:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM
New Life Church-Pine Bluff, 12:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM
Walgreens Conway, 1:00:00 PM-6:30:00 PM

Tuesday, March 31
Fort Smith
Redbird Health Clinic, 10:00:00 AM-2:00:00 PM
Dover Community, 12:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM
Little Rock
Conway Regional Medical Center, 7:00:00 AM-1:00:00 PM
MEMS, 9:00:00 AM-2:00:00 PM

Wednesday, April 1
Fort Smith
Coal Hill VFW, 2:00:00 PM-6:30:00 PM
Little Rock
Micro Blood Drive-Searcy, 1:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM
Monticello Community, 9:00:00 AM-1:00:00 PM
Micro Blood Drive - Lowe’s - Bryant , 12:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM

Thursday, April 2
Fort Smith
Paris Community, 1:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM
Little Rock
Micro Blood Drive-Batesville, 2:00:00 PM-6:30:00 PM
Micro Blood Drive - Jacksonville, 9:00:00 AM -2:00:00 PM
Micro Blood Drive - Walmart Malvern, 1:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM

Friday, April 3
Fort Smith
Walmart Sallisaw, 1:30:00 PM-5:30:00 PM
Little Rock
Mean Pig BBQ, 10:00:00 AM-1:30:00 PM
Walmart Central, 12:30:00 PM-5:00:00 PM
Micro Blood Drive – Conway Regional, 9:00:00 AM-3:00:00 PM

Saturday, April 4
Fort Smith
Walmart Poteau, 9:00:00 AM-2:00:00 PM
Walmart Booneville,9:30:00 AM-2:30:00 PM
Little Rock
Saline County Farm Bureau, 10:00:00 AM-2:00:00 PM


Additional drives coming soon!

Donor Store Announcement

We're sorry the Donor Rewards Store will not be open in April 2020 due to COVID-19 Concerns. Coming in September!

Blood Donations Urged

Blood donation is safe and critically important, despite concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more.

COVID-19: Blood Donations Urged

Blood donation can’t wait.

Learn more about this developing situation.

Bob Grant