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Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply
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Give blood with the American Red Cross  and help maintain the summer blood supply

UNDATED (June 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.

While the need for blood remains constant during the summer, donations drop. Between June and August, on average, two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospitals need. This seasonal decline could be overcome if just two additional donors – above what is expected – give blood at each Red Cross blood drive this summer.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Recently, a patient needed 79 blood products after injuries sustained during a car accident. Thanks to blood donors who gave in the days and weeks prior, blood products were readily available for this patient and thousands of others at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country supported by the Red Cross. 

This summer, there are 100 chances to give hope with the Red Cross by giving blood. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Calhoun County

  • June 23 from 2 - 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 205 Dunn St. in Hampton, Ark.

Conway County

  • June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Greenbay Packaging Inc, Highway 113 S. in Morrilton, Ark.

Desha County

  • June 19 from 1 - 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 207 N. 3rd in McGehee, Ark.

Garland County

  • June 27 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Arkansas Firefighters Association, 134 Convention Center Blvd. in Hot Springs National Park, Ark.

Grant County

  • June 16 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Kohler, 415 S. Oklahoma in Sheridan, Ark.
  • June 17 from 1 - 6 p.m. at Poyen Assembly of God, 104 S. Ash St. in Poyen, Ark.
  • June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main in Sheridan, Ark.

Greene County

  • June 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Focus Bank, 3005 West Kings Highway in Paragould, Ark.

Hot Spring County

  • June 19 from 1 - 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 611 S. Main in Malvern, Ark.
  • June 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 1001 Schneider Drive in Malvern, Ark.

Jefferson County

  • June 16 from 1 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arkansas State Highway & Transportion, 4900 Highway 65 S. in Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simmons First National Bank, 501 Main St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • June 30 from 1 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Lee County

  • June 26 from 2 - 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 47 W. Main St. in Marianna, Ark.

Lonoke County

  • June 23 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, 440 Dee Dee Lane in Lonoke, Ark.
  • June 26 from 1 - 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 204 N Third in Cabot, Ark.
  • June 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Lonoke Police Department, 203 W. Front St. in Lonoke, Ark.

Monroe County

  • June 20 from 1 - 5 p.m. at BancorpSouth, 800 N. Main in Brinkley, Ark.

Ouachita County

  • June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cullendale First Baptist Church, 1850 Cash Road in Camden, Ark.

Phillips County

  • June 25 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Fire Department, 98 E. Plaza in West Helena, Ark.

Pope County

  • June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.
  • June 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Pulaski County

  • June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart, 19301 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent Health System, 2 St. Vincent Circle in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent Health System, 2 St. Vincent Circle in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 19 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Jess Odom Community Center, 1100 Edgewood in Maumelle, Ark.
  • June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 20 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 W. Pershing in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 W. Pershing in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 20 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wyndham Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fellowship North, 1 East 52nd Place in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 23 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 12001 Maumelle Blvd. in Maumelle, Ark.
  • June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humana Market Point, 650 S. Shackleford, Suite 125 in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Metro Medical Center Education Building, 1400 Braden Road in Jacksonville, Ark.
  • June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Village, 510 N. Brookside Drive in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cromwell Architects Engineers, 101 South Spring in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CenturyLink, 2616 W. Main St. in Jacksonville, Ark.
  • June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carlton-Bates Company, 3600 West 69th St. in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics, 600 S. McKinley, Suite 410 in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John L. McClellan Memorial VA Hospital, 4300 W. 7th St. in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 4350 Stockton Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 27 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 30 from 8 a.m. to12 p.m. at Pulaski County Sheriff, 3201 W. Roosevelt Road in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 30 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Walgreens University, 3710 S. University in Little Rock, Ark.

Saline County

  • June 30 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Carson Physical Therapy, 300 Main St. in Bryant, Ark.

Van Buren County

  • June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 250 Woodlawn Drive in Fairfield Bay, Ark.

White County

  • June 16 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 17 from 1 - 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 17 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 18 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Searcy Fire Department, 501 W. Beebe-Capps in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 20 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 24 from 1 - 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.
  • June 27 from 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

 

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.

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