Be a Friend! Give Blood.

Be a friend and give blood with Arkansas Blood Institute!

Blood donors will receive a free, limited edition, t-shirt inspired by the hit sitcom “Friends” when they give blood starting February 1 through April 30.*

In February only, LITTLE ROCK & RUSSELLVILLE area donors only will also receive one complimentary adult admission to the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock.

In February & March, FORT SMITH area donors only will also receive one complimentary admission voucher to Frontier City Theme Park in Oklahoma City for use during Frontier City’s SPRING dates.**

“Voluntary blood donation is one of the most selfless acts someone can do—being a friend to a stranger and giving hope, healing and comfort during a life-threatening health crisis,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “We encourage healthy adults, age sixteen and older, to ‘be there’ for others in our community by giving blood.”

Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the supply must be constantly renewed. One blood donation only takes about an hour and saves up to three patients’ lives. 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.

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

*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. Photo ID Required to give blood.

**Frontier City voucher must be redeemed online at Valid only for successful blood donors. Valid one day only March 14 through March 22 and on these select dates: March 28 & 29 and April 4 & 5.  Not valid for special events or park exclusives. Ticket has NO CASH VALUE. Please check for dates and hours of operation.


Bob Grant