[Mena, AR] ─ Go Hog Wild this football season when you give blood with Arkansas Blood Institute!
Join Louise Durham Elementary School at a blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute from 2 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, October 2. Healthy adults*, age 16 and older, can make a life-saving difference for their fellow Arkansans by giving blood.
Each blood donor will receive a collectors’ edition “Hog Wild” t-shirt. Students who bring a donor to the blood drive will receive a gift of “Galaxy Slime”
“It’s obvious that we love our football here in Arkansas,” said Danny Cervantes, donor recruitment manager at Arkansas Blood Institute in the Fort Smith area. “But saving the lives of our neighbors and friends through blood donation is what really defines the spirit of our community.”
Arkansas Blood Institute relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the needs of patients at more than 40 hospitals and medical facilities statewide. There is no substitute for blood, and the donation process takes about an hour. Blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given as often as every seven days, up to 24 times a year.
If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, funds will be given to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity organization helping to procure much-needed blood center supplies in developing countries.