Follow Your Instinct. Save Lives.

January is National Blood Donor Month, and Arkansas Blood Institute is urging you to commit to make lifesaving a habit in 2020.

Arkansas Blood Institute encourages healthy adults age sixteen and older to set aside about an hour from their busy schedules to give blood.*

November 22, 2019 through January 31, 2020, each blood donor will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved t-shirt featuring a polar bear. 

January 1 through 31, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs & Russellville area donors will also receive one free adult admission to the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock! (excludes Fort Smith area)

Arkansas Blood Institute currently needs donors of all blood types, but particularly O-negative blood donors.  O-negative is the universal blood type, and can be given to any patient, regardless of blood type, in an emergency. 

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
North Little Rock
Russellville

One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply for more than 40 hospitals statewide must be constantly renewed.  If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Arkansas Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance 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.

FEEL GOOD. GIVE GLOBALLY.

Schedule an appointment!

Global Blood Fund Earth BallDonate now and support Global Blood Fund.  Just forgo your donor recognition item offered in appreciation for your donation.  In turn, Arkansas Blood Institute will make a monetary contribution of similar value to support Global Blood Fund. 

In this way, donors can doubly give - both by donating life-saving blood used locally, and by assisting blood centers in developing countries with supplies.

Support has been provided to blood centers in countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Mexico, Japan, Georgia and Armenia.

 

FEEL ESSENTIAL. GIVE BLOOD.

It is critical that O-negative donors donate regularly since only 9% of the population has this blood type, and can only receive this same blood type.

Having O-negative blood available is vital because it can be used by any person in the 40 medical facilities we serve who may be in urgent need but whose blood type hasn’t yet been identified.

Imagine if a family member, friend or co-worker was in urgent need of blood. Donating every 56 days, and encouraging others with O-negative blood type to do the same, ensures your loved ones would receive the life-saving blood when they need it.

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