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Blood Drives in Northeast Arkansas


JONESBORO, Ar. (May 7, 2024) - When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O blood donors and donors giving platelets are especially needed right now:

  • Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine a patient's blood type in the most serious situations.
  • Type O positive is the most used blood type because it can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
  • Platelets are often needed to help with clotting in cases of massive bleeding.

It's the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives in an emergency. Book a time to give now by
visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. Thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts, all who come to donate through May 31 will get a coupon for a free haircut by email. Plus, those who come to give through May 19 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two and VIP racing experience to the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Races at Darlington Raceway Labor Day weekend, including entry to the Sport Clips racetrack hospitality tent and a $1,000 gift card. Additionally, those who come to give through May 19 will also get a bonus $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. For details on all offers, visit RedCrossBlood.org/racetogive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities through May 31:

Clay County
  • 5/20/2024: 12:30pm-5:30pm, First Methodist Church of Piggott, 188 North 3rd Avenue
  • 5/13/2024: 1:30pm-5:30pm, Rector Community Center, 740 East 9th Street

Craighead County
  • 5/15/2024: 10am-2pm, Earl Bell Community Center, 1212 S Church
  • 5/17/2024: 9am-2pm, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, 4800 East Johnson
  • 5/22/2024: 11am-3pm, American Red Cross, Jonesboro, 2416 South Madison Street
  • 5/28/2024: 11am-3pm, Families, Inc., 1815 Pleasant Grove Road
  • 5/29/2024: 11:30am-4:30pm, Earl Bell Community Center, 1212 S Church
Lake City
  • 5/9/2024: 9am-2pm, Riverside High School, 2007 Highway 18

Greene County
  • 5/10/2024: 10am-2pm, Greene County Tech Junior High, 5201 West Kingshighway
  • 5/21/2024: 12:30pm-4:30pm, Browns Chapel Baptist Church, 3800 S Rockingchair Road
  • 5/28/2024: 10am-2pm, Community Center, 3404 Linwood Drive

Lawrence County
  • 5/31/2024: 12pm-4pm, Hoxie New Life Cathedral, 809 SW Broad Street

Mississippi County
  • 5/8/2024: 9am-2pm, Armorel High School, 7 South Main Street
  • 5/17/2024: 9am-2pm, Manila High School, 600 Olympia Ave
  • 5/16/2024: 9am-2pm, Osceola Bingo Hall, 106 W Hale Ave
  • 5/20/2024: 1:30pm-5:30pm, First Baptist Church, 2900 West Keiser Avenue

Sharp County
  • 5/31/2024: 1pm-5pm, Hardy Civic Center, 301 East Main Street

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Amplify your impact - volunteer

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is to become a volunteer blood donor ambassador at Red Cross blood drives. Blood donor ambassadors help greet, check in, and thank blood donors to ensure they have a positive donation experience.

Volunteers can also serve as transportation specialists, playing a vital role in ensuring lifesaving blood products are delivered to nearby hospitals. For more information and to apply for either position, visit redcross.org/volunteertoday.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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