Rise Up and Give, Today!

Arkansas Blood Institute is encouraging donors to rise up and give! Each donor will receive their choice of Rise Up & Give T-shirt.  Donors in the Fort Smith area will also receive one adult admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, April 1 through April 30.

“Nearly a year of the COVID-19 pandemic has put incredible strain on the blood supply,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Whether they’re fighting cancer or a blood disorder, or overcoming trauma, patients in our community hospitals depend on blood every day. Patients are the reason we’re asking anyone and everyone who is able to donate blood or plasma to ‘rise up and give’ as often as they can.”  Donors receive choice of Rise Up & Give T-shirts.  Fort Smith area donors receive one adult admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Individuals aged sixteen and up are urged to give blood.

Blood drives will be managed according to CDC safety recommendations. Masks are required. Arkansas Blood Institute is committed to maintaining the safest standards for blood collection, testing and transfusion.

Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments are encouraged for social distancing, and can be made by calling 1-877-340-8777, or clicking here to find a blood drive near you.

Or you can stop by one of our donor centers in:

Fort Smith
Hot Springs
Little Rock
North Little Rock
Russellville

*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.  Blood drives will be managed according to CDC safety recommendations.

Bob Grant