Share Hope, Healing, and Comfort for the Holidays

Arkansas Blood Institute needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of saving lives this holiday season.  It’s a busy time, but Arkansas Blood Institute is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area hospitals stays at levels necessary for live-saving procedures.

November 24, 2017, through January 31, 2018, each blood donor will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved holiday-themed t-shirt. 

“The gift of blood donation is one that offers hope, healing, and comfort to local patients and their loved ones,” said Paulette Nieuwenhof, executive director of Arkansas Blood Institute.  “The cost- just one hour of your time- is certainly less than other gifts most of us will give this season.  But there’s nothing that has a greater impact.”

Donors also receive health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Arkansas Blood Institute’s online store. 

One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply must be constantly renewed.  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.

As a non-profit blood center, Arkansas Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 30 hospitals in Arkansas.

Blood donors can visit Arkansas Blood Institute’s donor centers in Fort Smith, Hot Springs, or Little Rock,, or stop by a mobile blood drive.  Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or by clicking here.

*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