35th Annual M*A*S*H Bash Blood Drive!

Give blood at the 35th Annual M*A*S*H Bash and get your collectors’ shirt!

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, June 8

Fort Smith Donor Center
5300 S. U Street, Hot Springs
Click to make an appointment!

Each donor receives FREE:

  • A commemorative collector’s edition 35th Annual M*A*S*H Bash T-shirt – available while supplies last
  • Collectible dog tag and squeezie toy grenade
  • A hot dog or hamburger, drink & chips
  • A voucher for two to Science Museum Oklahoma or Safari Joe’s H20
  • Health screenings
  • PHOTO ID REQUIRED.


    * 16 year olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission, 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.

    Give Local & Let The Adventure Begin!

    Arkansas Blood Institute has an exciting new adventure in store for donors who give blood to help patients in local hospitals this summer!

    • Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs and Russellville area donors will receive a voucher for one free admission to Wild River Country, Arkansas largest water park.*
    • OR Fort Smith area donors will receive a voucher for two to Safari Joe’s H20 water park in Tulsa, OK, or Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.**
    • Donors will also receive a free, limited edition “Let the Adventure Begin” t-shirt. 


















    “We want to give donors another extraordinary reason to give the priceless gift of blood,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Patients need blood 365 days a year, but the summer months present a unique challenge since so many of us are busy with travel and activities, and we may get out of our normal donation routines.”

    Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do.  Blood donation takes just about an hour, and each donation can save the lives of up to three patients. 

    Donors also receive free health screenings.  If they 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.

    As a non-profit blood center, Arkansas Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 40 hospitals statewide. 

    Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here to find a blood drive near you or calling (877) 340-8777. Or click on one of our donor center locations below:
    North Little Rock, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd
    Russellville, 1003 West Main
    Fort Smith, 5300 S. U St.
    Hot Springs, 149 Section Line Road, Ste. G
    Little Rock, 101 South Shackleford Road, Ste. 2

                                             
                                             


    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

    *Wild River Country vouchers will be given out through May 31.  Good through 2018 swim season May 26- Aug. 26, 2018*.

    **Applies to regular Science Museum Oklahoma admission only. Special engagements excluded. No other discounts may be used with this offer. No cash value. Offer expires Sept. 30, 2018.  Safari Joe’s vouchers good for two free water park admissions.  Vouchers are valid until end of 2018 swim season.  Must provide voucher, photo I.D. and proof of blood donation on voucher to redeem. Not valid for season pass upgrade or events outside of seasonal park hours.  Cannot be combined with other offers.

     

    Give Blood, Get a Free Entry to Wild River Country

    Throughout the month of May, Little Rock, Hot Springs and Russellville area donors will receive one voucher for entry to Wild River Country water park.

    Arkansas Blood Institute is proud to partner with Wild River Country, Arkansas’ largest water park featuring thrilling attractions, including 11 water slides, a gigantic wave pool, River Rapids and a lazy river.  Vouchers good for this swim season, open May 26-August 26!

    “As the weather warms up, people get busy with activities and may get out of the routine of giving blood,” said Paulette Nieuwenhof, executive director of Arkansas Blood Institute. “But every two seconds, someone needs blood.  If you have never donated or haven’t given in the past two months, please give at this blood drive to save local lives.”

    Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-877, visiting one of our convenient donor centers, or clicking here to find a mobile blood drive.

    Donor centers for this promotion are located in:
    Hot Springs, 149 Section Line Road
    Little Rock, 101 S. Shackleford Rd
    North Little Rock, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd
    Russellville, 1003 West Main

    Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do.  Blood donation takes just about an hour, and each donation can save the lives of up to three patients.  Whole blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelet donations can be made as often as every 7 days, up to 24 times a year. 

    Donors also receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Arkansas Blood Institute’s online store.  If donors opt not to take their t-shirt, Arkansas Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

    As a non-profit blood center, Arkansas Blood Institute’s volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 40 hospitals statewide, including CHI St. Vincent, UAMS, Baptist Health Medical Center and Arkansas Heart Hospital.



    *To donate blood, 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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