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Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood
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Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (RedCross) — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities. One way to support this mission is to become a regular blood donor.

A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies. Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives when disaster strikes.

To help increase donations during the month of September, those who come out to donate blood or platelets throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.

Appointments to donate and help the Red Cross prepare for patient needs across the country can be made at redcrossblood.org. Information about other ways to help prepare for emergencies is available at redcross.org.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Arkansas County

  • Sept. 24 from 12 - 4 p.m., DeWitt Hospital, 1641 S. Whitehead Drive in De Witt
  • Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Omaha High School, 522 College Road in De Witt

Clark County

  • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baptist Health Medical Center, 3050 Twin Rivers Drive in Arkadelphia
  • Sept. 18 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 109 Malone in Arkadelphia
  • Sept. 20 from 12 - 3 p.m., Community Family Enrichment Center Arkadelphia, 301 N. 23rd St. in Arkadelphia

Cleburne County

  • Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Quitman High School, 6275 Heber Springs Hwy. in Quitman

Columbia County

  • Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Bldg, 100 E. University in Magnolia
  • Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Bldg, 100 E. University in Magnolia

Drew County

  • Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., University of Arkansas, 517 University Drive in Monticello

Faulkner County

  • Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., First Security Bank, 1390 Old Morrilton Hwy. in Conway
  • Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Conway Regional Auditorium, 2302 College Ave. in Conway
  • Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Conway Regional Auditorium, 2302 College Ave. in Conway
  • Sept. 24 from 3 - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 515 E. 6th St. in Conway
  • Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Belk, 601 Elsinger Blvd. in Conway
  • Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Faulkner County Sheriff's Department, 801 Locust in Conway
  • Sept. 26 from 3 - 6 p.m., Sport Clips, 565 Ellisinger Blvd. in Conway
  • Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Central Baptist College, 1501 College Ave. in Conway
  • Sept. 25 from 2 - 6 p.m., Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene, 64 N. Broadview in Greenbrier

Grant County

  • Sept. 25 from 12 - 6 p.m., Kohler, 415 S. Oklahoma in Sheridan
  • Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main in Sheridan

Hot Spring County

  • Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baptist Health Medical Center Hot Spring County, 1001 Schneider Drive in Malvern
  • Sept. 18 from 1 - 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 611 S. Main in Malvern

Jefferson County

  • Sept. 28 from 12 - 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road in Pine Bluff

Lonoke County

  • Sept. 17 from 1 - 6 p.m., Cabot Middle School South, 2555 Kerr Station Road in Cabot
  • Sept. 26 from 2 - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 204 N. Third in Cabot

Monroe County

  • Sept. 18 from 1 - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 409 W. Ash St. in Brinkley
  • Sept. 26 from 1 - 5 p.m., BancorpSouth, 800 North Main in Brinkley

Ouachita County

  • Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, Hussey Road in East Camden

Phillips County

  • Sept. 16 from 1 - 6 p.m., Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus in West Helena

Pope County

  • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville
  • Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville

Pulaski County

  • Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baptist Health Schools, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock
  • Sept. 16 from 2 - 7 p.m., CHI St Vincent Health, #2 St. Vincent Circle in Little Rock
  • Sept. 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Baptist Health Schools, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock
  • Sept. 17 from 3 - 7 p.m., Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 15524 Chenal Pkwy. in Little Rock
  • Sept. 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 19 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 21 from 12 - 4 p.m., Greater Second Baptist Church, 5615 Geyer Springs Road in Little Rock
  • Sept. 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Arkansas Children's Hospital LR, #6 Childrens Way in Little Rock
  • Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Arkansas State Highway & Transportation, 10324 I-30 in Little Rock
  • Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Arkansas Children's Hospital LR, #6 Childrens Way in Little Rock
  • Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Philander Smith College, 900 W. Daisy L. Bates Drive in Little Rock
  • Sept. 26 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Promiseland Church Ministries, 4520 S. University Ave. in Little Rock
  • Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock
  • Sept. 16 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Immaculate Conception, 7000 J.F.K. Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • Sept. 26 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd. in North Little Rock
  • Sept. 30 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd in North Little Rock

Saline County

  • Sept. 18 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., Walmart, 17309 I-30 W. in Benton
  • Sept. 19 from 12:30 - 5 p.m., Curves, 1016 W. South Street Ste. 4 in North Little Rock
  • Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Benton High School, 211 N. Border St. in North Little Rock

Van Buren County

  • Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ozark Health Medical Center, 2500 Hwy. 65 S. Clinton

White County

  • Sept. 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Arkansas State University, 1000 Iowa in Beebe
  • Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Rose Bud High School, 124 School Road in Rose Bud
  • Sept. 16 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy
  • Sept. 19 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy
  • Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., White County Medical Center, 3214 E. Race St. in Searcy
  • Sept. 26 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy
  • Sept. 30 from 12 - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. 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.

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