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 the Little Rock Zoo.*
  • 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

*The Little Rock Zoo vouchers will be given out July 1 through August 31.  Vouchers cannot be sold or reproduced.  No cash value.  Applies to regular zoo admission only, special engagements excluded.  Offer expires September 30, 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.


Bob Grant