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Blood drives happening in August
Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Clark County
  • August 7 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Walmart, 109 Malone in Arkadelphia
Cleburne County
  • August 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 1800 Bypass Road in Heber Springs
Dallas County
  • August 12 from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Dallas County Medical Center, 201 N. Clifton in Fordyce
Drew County
  • August 3 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Pauline Baptist Church, 909 N. Hyatt St. in Monticello
Faulkner County
  • August 4 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Walgreen's, 850 Oak St in Conway
  • August 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. in Conway
Howard County
  • August 14 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Centerpoint Community Center, 210 N. Centerpoint St. in Nashville
Jefferson County
  • August 4 from 1 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff
Lonoke County
  • August 12 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Cabot Jr High North, 38 Spirit Drive in Cabot
Ouachita County
  • August 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookshire's Super Market & Pharmacy, 1345 U.S. 278 in Camden
  • August 13 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Green Center, 638 Calfornia Ave. S.W. in East Camden
Pulaski County
  • August 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas Emergency Medical Tech Association, 5800 W. 10th Ste 800 in Little Rock
  • August 4 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Walgreens Main Street, 1601 Main St. in Little Rock
  • August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle in Little Rock
  • August 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church, 1700 S. State St. in Little Rock
  • August 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Second Baptist Church S.W. Location, 6111 W. 83rd St. in Little Rock
  • August 10 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Gaines Street Baptist Church, 1601 S. Gaines St in Little Rock
  • August 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arkansas Disability Association, 701 Pulaski in Little Rock
  • August 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 9601 I-630 Exit 7 in Little Rock
  • August 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences/ED 2, 4301 W. Markham St. in Little Rock
  • August 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 9601 I-630 Exit 7 in Little Rock
  • August 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences/ED 2, 4301 W. Markham St. in Little Rock
  • August 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Methodist Behavioral Hospital, 1601 Murphy Drive in Maumelle
  • August 8 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 12001 Maumelle Blvd. in Maumelle
  • August 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ben E. Keith Co., 1200 Pike Ave. in North Little Rock
  • August 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crye Leike, 3400 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 1 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 PM at Baptist Health Medical Center, 3333 Springhill Drive in North Little Rock
  • August 5 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 7 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 5923 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 8 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 12 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Roots VA Hospital, 2200 Fort Roots Drive in North Little Rock
  • August 14 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 7351 Warden Rd. in North Little Rock
  • August 15 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • August 6 from 12 - 4 p.m. at St Vincent Medical Center, 2215 Wildwood Ave. in Sherwood
Saline County
  • August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton
  • August 13 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Heartland Rehab and Care Center, 19701 I-30 Frontage Rd. in Benton
  • August 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 17309 I-30 W. in Benton
White County
  • August 6 from 1 - 6 p.m. at Pangburn City Hall, 508 Main St. in Pangburn
  • August 1 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 South Main St. in Searcy
  • August 5 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 South Main St. in Searcy
  • August 8 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 South Main St. in Searcy
  • August 15 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 South Main St. in Searcy

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.