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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

Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-877-340-8777 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

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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Cancer Survivor Gets Opportunity to Thank Donors

Holly is now able to thank the blood donors who helped save her life, using Thank-The-Donor™, a one-of-its-kind program developed by your Blood Institute.

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Russellville Donor Center

This location is opening soon!  (Feb. 2018)

As part of our operational alignment with the Red Cross in Central Arkansas, blood donors will still be able to give blood at the former Red Cross location on Main in Russellville.  This facility will open in mid-February of 2018!  Donors can currently give at our convenient Fort Smith Donor Center, Hot Springs Donor Center, or Little Rock Donor Center or any mobile blood drive.

North Little Rock Donor Center

This location is opening soon!  (Feb. 2018)

As part of our operational alignment with the Red Cross in Central Arkansas, blood donors will still be able to give blood at the former Red Cross location on John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock.  This facility will open in mid-February of 2018!  Donors can currently give at our convenient Little Rock Donor Center, Hot Springs Donor Center, or any mobile blood drive.

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