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American Red Cross: Urgent Need Remains for Blood

Arkansans urged to roll up their sleeves leading into Labor Day weekend.
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. 

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer. 

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last. 

Click here to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Arkansas County - Aug. 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lennox Industries, 512 W. Lennox Rd., Stuttgart

Clark County
- Aug. 18, 12 - 6 p.m. at Clark County Sheriff's Office, 406 S. 5th St., Arkadelphia

Cleburne County
- Aug. 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Ark. State University, 101 River Crest Dr., Heber Springs

Conway County
- Aug. 25, 1 - 5 p.m. at Walmart, 1621 B. Business 9, Morrilton

Desha County
- Aug. 21, 2 - 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 207 N. 3rd, McGehee

Faulkner County
- Aug. 17, 12 - 5 p.m. at Robinson and Center Church of Christ, 1505 Robinson, Conway
Aug. 26, 3 - 7 p.m. at Greenbrier First United Methodist Church, #2 Tyler St., Greenbrier
Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon-Enola High School, 38 Garland Springs Rd. in Mount Vernon

Garland County
- Aug. 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Big Lots #1143, 207 Airport Rd., Hot Springs

Grant County
- Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Poyen High School, 111 N. School St., Poyen

Jefferson County
- Aug. 18, 1 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff
Aug. 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Family Church, 2500 Hwy. 104, Pine Bluff
Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simmons First National Bank, 501 Main St., Pine Bluff
Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Ark. State Highway & Transportation Dept., 4900 Hwy. 65 S., Pine Bluff

Lee County
- Aug. 21, 2 - 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 47 W. Main St., Marianna

Lincoln County
- Aug. 18, 12 - 4 p.m. at Cummins Unit, Hwy. 388, Grady

Lonoke County
- Aug. 29, 3 - 7 p.m. at Cabot Junior High South, 38 Panther Trail, Cabot
Aug. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Red Oak Healthcare and Rehab, 1010 Barnes St., Lonoke
Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Gina Cox Center, 501 W. Academy, Lonoke

Pulaski County
Aug. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at North Metro Medical Center, 1400 Braden Rd., Jacksonville
Aug. 22, 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 2000 John Harden Dr., Jacksonville
Aug. 17, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock
Aug. 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 9601 I-630 Exit 7, Little Rock
Aug. 20, 12 - 4 p.m. at McMath, 2100 John Barrow, Little Rock
Aug. 21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Carlton-Bates Company, 3600 W. 69th St., Little Rock
Aug. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Healthscope Benefits, 27 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock
Aug. 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics, 600 S. McKinley, Ste. 410, Little Rock
Aug. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at John L McClellan Memorial VA Hospital, 4300 W. 7th St., Little Rock
Aug. 23, 12 - 4 p.m. at 7th St. Tattoo, 814 W. 7th, Little Rock
Aug. 27, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford, Little Rock
Aug. 28, 2 - 6 p.m. at Little Rock AFB Educ. Ctr., 1490 Vandenberg Blvd., Ste. 113, LRAFB
Aug. 19, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock
Aug. 22, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock
Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Heights Bapt. Church, 14502 Cedar Heights Rd., North Little Rock
Aug. 25, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Ark. Dept. of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Dr., North Little Rock
Aug. 26, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock
Aug. 29, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock
Aug. 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Kohls, 7600 Warden Rd. in Sherwood

Saline County
Aug. 17, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 900 W. Cross St., Benton
Aug. 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Arkansas Health Center, 6701 Hwy. 67, Benton

Van Buren County
Aug. 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 250 Woodlawn Dr., Fairfield Bay

White County
Aug. 19, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St., Searcy
Aug. 22, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St., Searcy
Aug. 25, 12 - 4 p.m. at Arkansas State University, 1800 E. Moore St., Searcy
Aug. 25, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy
Aug. 25, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy
Aug. 26, 12 - 5 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St., Searcy
Aug. 26, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy
Aug. 26, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy
Aug. 27, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy
Aug. 27, 1 - 7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center, Searcy

Little Rock Blood Donation Center is open 7 days a week at 401 S. Monroe St.:
Monday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
OPEN Monday, Sept. 1, Labor Day. 
 
Russellville Blood Donation Center is open 5 days a week at 1003 W. Main:
Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
CLOSED Monday, Sept. 1, Labor Day. 
 
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.
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