KATV Channel 7/Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves

Sinclair Cares! Give blood with KATV Channel 7.

With no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, Arkansas Blood Institute urgently needs your help to donate blood. You can help save lives.

KATV Channel 7, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, has partnered with Arkansas Blood Institute, for the Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves campaign. Together, we can help prevent a blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures & patient treatments that were paused this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. All donors 18 and older will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test.*

Call 877-340-8777 to schedule your donation or book online.

Find a blood drive near you or schedule your blood donation today at one of these donor centers:
Fort Smith
Hot Springs
Little Rock
North Little Rock

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19 or had a positive antibody test, you may qualify to donate convalescent plasma. Sign up for the convalescent plasma registry.

  • Arkansas Blood Institute will follow CDC Guidelines during all blood drives
  • Appointments are needed to participate to help ensure social distancing
  • All Arkansas Blood Institute staff will wear face masks
  • All donors will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided if needed.
  • Temperatures will be taken of all donors and staff before entering the blood drive

*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. Photo ID required. Must be 18 or older to receive antibody test. This test has not been reviewed by the FDA and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19.

Bob Grant