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Year-round blood donations focus of World Blood Donor Day

Year-round blood donations focus

of World Blood Donor Day

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 15, 2013) — No matter the season, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion, and around 44,000 pints of blood must be donated every day to meet patient needs.

To emphasize the importance of giving blood year-round, and timed with World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the American Red Cross encourages those eligible to become regular donors, especially during the summer.

 

Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood donations to meet patient needs. If at least two more donors give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer — above what’s expected — it will help ensure blood is available for patients at a moment’s notice.

 

A stable blood supply is vital for treating trauma victims, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and many others.

 

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

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Arkansas County

June 7 from 12-4 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 1703 N. Buerkle Route 1 in Stuttgart, Ark.

 

Clark County

June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 3050 Twin Rivers Drive in Arkadelphia, Ark.

 

Conway County

June 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 144 Mount Zion Loop in Morrilton, Ark.

June 10 from 3-7 p.m. at Conway County Community Center, 1307 N. Business Highway 9 in Morrilton, Ark.

June 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent Medical Center Thomas Hickey Building, 4 Hospital Drive in Morrilton, Ark.

 

Faulkner County

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

June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Human Development Center, 150 E. Siebenmorgan in Conway, Ark.

June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Conway Regional Auditorium, 2302 College Ave. in Conway, Ark.

June 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Conway Regional Auditorium, 2302 College Ave. in Conway, Ark.

 

Grant County

June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main in Sheridan, Ark.

 

Howard County

June 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Centerpoint Community Center, 210 N. Centerpoint St. in Nashville, Ark.

 

Jefferson County

June 3 from 1-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

June 13 from 12-5 p.m. at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

 

Nevada County

June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas National Guard, 841 Gee St. in Prescott, Ark.

 

Phillips County

June 10 from 2-6 p.m. at City Hall, 116 Main St. in Elaine, Ark.

 

Pope County

June 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 3 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

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

June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

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

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

June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

June 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

 

Pulaski County

June 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler in Little Rock, Ark.

June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 3 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

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

June 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

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

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

June 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ben E. Keith Co., 1200 Pike Ave. in North Little Rock, Ark.

June 7 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

June 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

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

June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

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

June 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Arkansas State Police, 1 State Police Plaza Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 14 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

June 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave. in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Saline County

June 2 from 12-4 p.m. at Park Place Baptist Church Bryant, 22208 Interstate 30 in Bryant, Ark.

June 4 from 1:30-6 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 220 S. Main St. in Benton, Ark.

June 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas Health Center, 6701 Highway 67 in Benton, Ark.

June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aaron’s Rental Benton, 1205 Military Road in Benton, Ark.

June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Home Depot, 17060 Interstate 30 in Benton, Ark.

June 15 from 12-4 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 17309 Interstate 30 West in Benton, Ark.

 

Union County

June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norphlet United Methodist Church, 505 E. Padgett Road in Norphlet, Ark.

 

White County

June 4 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

June 7 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

June 11 from 1-6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at White County Medical Center, 3214 E. Race St. in Searcy, Ark.

June 14 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

 

Yell County

June 13 from 12-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1172 N. Highway 7 in Dardanelle, 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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