GLENWOOD/AMITY – Glenwood Fire Department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI), 1:45 to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 6, at the Glenwood City Hall. To fuel a little healthy competition, donors will choose which department to support by donating on behalf of law enforcement or the fire department.
Not only will each blood donor save up to three lives with their donation, they’ll also receive a commemorative Guns ‘N Hoses T-shirt.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate*, and donations can be made every 56 days.
Donors with Arkansas Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in all 21 medical facilities in south central and western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information or to make an appointment, call ABI at 877-340-8777 or visit arkbi.org.
“It takes only 45 minutes to save the life of 1-2 patients from the community. All blood donations support CHI St. Vincent and National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. Donations can be given in the name of a patient and a credit will be given,” said Bob Woodall, a blood program consultant with ABI.
Appointments can be made at www.arkbi.org, at the City Hall or by calling Bob Woodall at 501-282-6072
Walk-ins are welcome and donors must be at least 16 yrs. of age (with parent permission form) and must present a photo ID like a driver’s license).
16 year olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission; 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds
There’s no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI). Anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old* will be able to make a life-saving difference Saturday, August 8, at the Amity Trade Days blood drive.. It will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each donor will receive a T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable in ABI’s online store, are also provided to donors.
“Everyone knows someone who’s needed blood. It impacts all ages of people and often arises unexpectedly as a result of accident or illness,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO. “Whether we know them or not, there are people now who are counting on us to give.”
Arkansas Blood Institute provides every drop of blood needed to some 18 medical facilities in the state.
Appointments are not necessary, but can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting www.arki.org.