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It takes all blood types to help save lives
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It takes all blood types to help save lives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the 2 percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage.

Those with O negative, A negative and B negative are especially urged to donate, as their blood types are often in high demand because they can potentially be transfused to both Rh negative and positive patients. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient.

Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in donations during the summer, but patients don’t get a break from needing blood. Visit the Summer of Stories campaign website, redcrossblood.org/summer, to make an appointment to donate, then share why you give blood and watch videos about people whose lives have been touched by donors.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Arkansas County

July 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riceland Foods, 2120 S. Park Ave. in Stuttgart, Ark.

July 31 from 12-6 p.m. at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 2807 Highway 165 South in Stuttgart, Ark.

 

Clark County

July 30 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 109 Malone in Arkadelphia, Ark.

 

Cleburne County

July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White River Health Systems, 60 Greers Ferry Road in Drasco, Ark.

July 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Higden Post Office, 7545 Edgemont in Higden, Ark.

 

Cleveland County

July 26 from 1-6 p.m. at Hall-Morgan Veterans Building, 404 Sycamore St. in Rison, Ark.

 

Conway County

July 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1621 Business Highway 9 in Morrilton, Ark.

 

Faulkner County

July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Central Arkansas Student Center, 201 S. Donaghey in Conway, Ark.

July 17 from 1-5 p.m. at Nabholz Construction Co., 612 Garland St. in Conway, Ark.

July 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Central Arkansas Student Center, 201 S. Donaghey in Conway, Ark.

July 18 from 4-8 p.m. at Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center, 700 Salem Road in Conway, Ark.

July 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Prince St. in Conway, Ark.

July 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St. in Conway, Ark.

July 22 from 3-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 850 Oak St. in Conway, Ark.

July 22 from 12-4 p.m. at Salem Place Nursing & Rehab Center, 2401 Christina Lane in Conway, Ark.

July 23 from 4-8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2045 Dave Ward Drive in Conway, Ark.

July 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at International Paper, 730 Enterprise Ave. in Conway, Ark.

July 24 from 3-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 515 E. Sixth St. in Conway, Ark.

July 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 850 Oak St. in Conway, Ark.

 

Jefferson County

July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Church, 2500 Highway 104 in Pine Bluff, Ark.

 

Lee County

July 25 from 2-7 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 3712 Highway 1 South in Marianna, Ark.

 

Lonoke County

July 16 from 2-6 p.m. at England Fitness Center, 107 Valleyview Drive in England, Ark.

July 19 from 1-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 204 N. Third in Cabot, Ark.

 

Monroe County

July 25 from 1-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 409 W. Ash St. in Brinkley, Ark.

July 25 from 3-7 p.m. at American Legion Arthur McBride Post 80, 120 Main St. in Clarendon, Ark.

 

Phillips County

July 26 from 1-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 602 Sheila Drive in West Helena, Ark.

July 30 from 1-6 p.m. at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus in West Helena, Ark.

 

Pope County

July 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 26 from 2-6 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 2409 E. Main St. in Russellville, Ark.

July 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

July 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

 

Prairie County

July 22 from 2-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 295 N. Hazen Ave. in Hazen, Ark.

July 22 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 Erwin St. in Des Arc, Ark.

 

Pulaski County

July 16 from 1-5 p.m. at Clarion Hotel Medical Center, 925 S. University Ave. in Little Rock, Ark.

July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freeway Medical Building, 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock, Ark.

July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at USAble Life, 320 W. Capitol in Little Rock, Ark.

July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Butler Furniture Depot Inc., 4320 S. University Ave. in Little Rock, Ark.

July 19 from 2-6 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 2000 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville, Ark.

July 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Butler Furniture Depot Inc., 4200 Landers Road in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 19 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martindale Baptist Church, 18900 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock, Ark.

July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oley E. Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court in Little Rock, Ark.

July 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, 2200 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock, Ark.

July 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CenterPoint Energy, 2205 E. Roosevelt Road in Little Rock, Ark.

July 26 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle in Little Rock, Ark.

July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler in Little Rock, Ark.

July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave. in Little Rock, Ark.

July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 28 from 12-4 p.m. at Oak Park Baptist Church Davis Building, 8200 Flint Ridge Road in Little Rock, Ark.

July 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Acme Brick Co., 10921 Maumelle Blvd. in Maumelle, Ark.

July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 29 from 12-4 p.m. at First Electric Cooperative, 1000 S. JP Wright Loop Road in Jacksonville, Ark.

July 30 from 1-5 p.m. at Arkansas Pain Centers, 308 Smokey Lane in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 31 from 3-7 p.m. at Ominicare Pharmacy Services, 7301 Industry Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

July 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Remington College, 19 Remington Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

July 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Remington College, 19 Remington Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Saline County

July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mabel Boswell Memorial Library, 201 Prickett Road in Bryant, Ark.

 

St. Francis County

July 25 from 7-11 a.m. at Larry Bryant Wellness Center, 2510 S. Wasington in Forrest City, Ark.

July 28 from 3-7 p.m. at Ridgewood Baptist Church, 4002 Highway 1 North in Forrest City, Ark.

 

Van Buren County

July 19 from 1-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1956 Highway 65 South in Clinton, Ark.

July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1956 Highway 65 South in Clinton, Ark.

 

White County

July 16 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

July 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BHP Billiton, 1686 Letona Road in Searcy, Ark.

July 19 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

July 21 from 12-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 611 Van Buren St. in Judsonia, Ark.

July 23 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pangburn City Hall, 508 Main St. in Pangburn, Ark.

July 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas State University, 1000 Iowa in Beebe, Ark.

July 26 from 1-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 5990 Highway 36 West in Rose Bud, Ark.

July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakdale Nursing & Rehab, 101 Cynthia Drive in Judsonia, Ark.

July 26 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

July 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elks Lodge 2247, 3708 Evans Drive in Searcy, Ark.

July 30 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

July 30 from 4-8 p.m. at Bradford Baptist Church, 403 W. Main in Bradford, 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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