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Blood donation events in Jefferson County for Feb.
Blood donation events in Jefferson County for Feb.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Feb. 17 from 1-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Activity Center, 8203 Dollarway Road in White Hall, Ark.

Feb. 23 from 12-4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simmons First National Bank, 501 Main St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.