Be a Legend, Be a Donor!  Give Blood with Bigfoot.

Be a legend and give blood with Arkansas Blood Institute.  Bigfoot is stomping his way through Arkansas—and a Bigfoot sighting means you can help save the lives of patients in our state!

March 11 through March 24, blood donors will receive a limited edition Bigfoot t-shirt.* 

Donors who give blood at one of Arkansas Blood Institute’s five donor centers (listed below) during Spring Break, March 18-22, will be entered to win a legendary vacation getaway – a two-night luxury cabin stay at Beavers Bend, OK, including gift cards to Girls Gone Wine and Beavers Bend Brewery.  The destination is in an area of Oklahoma where Bigfoot sightings have been reported! 

Blood donors who give at donor centers during Spring Break will also have the opportunity to “Pick-A-Print,” and receive various prizes including gift cards, Yeti tumblers, vintage t-shirts, and more.
Those who donate at mobile drives will also be entered for the vacation giveaway.  Official rules & regulations.

“The legend of Bigfoot is not only fun, but it is a way to motivate our donors to believe in themselves and the real power of blood donation,” said John Armitage, M.D., president & CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute.  “While Sasquatch does not qualify as human, and is therefore not eligible to donate, his willingness to use his celebrity status to scare up more pints is extremely generous.”

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. 

As part of the nation’s 6th largest non-profit blood collector, Arkansas Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 40 hospitals statewide. 

It takes nearly 1,200 donors a day to meet those needs. 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

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelets can be given as often as every 7 days, up to 24 times a year. 

*While supplies last. 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.

Bob Grant