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Blood donations needed to respond to emergencies

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 15, 2013) — Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Through the dedication of blood donors, the Red Cross can be prepared day in and day out, no matter when or where blood is needed.

 

Readily available blood helps save the lives of people like David Zien, who was on his way home on his motorcycle when the SUV in front of him lost control during a lane change and flipped onto its side, sending Zien nearly 350 feet. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital, where he received 32 pints of blood. Today, Zien says he attributes much of his survival to the generosity of blood donors.

 

All blood types are currently needed. For more information and to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Cleburne County

Feb. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Quitman High School, Highway 25 North in Quitman, Ark.

Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Defiance Metals Products, 944 Bypass Road in Heber Springs, Ark.

 

Conway County

Feb. 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Conway County Community Center, 1307 N. Business Highway 9 in Morrilton, Ark.

 

Dallas County

Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Dallas County Medical Center, 201 N. Clifton in Fordyce, Ark.

 

Desha County

Feb. 7 from 1-6 p.m. at McGehee Municipal Complex, 901 Holly St. in McGehee, Ark.

 

Faulkner County

Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St. in Conway, Ark.

Feb. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 850 Oak St. in Conway, Ark.

 

 

Howard County

Feb. 11 from 1:30-6 p.m. at Dierks Health & Rehab, 402 S. Arkansas Ave. in Dierks, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 3-7 p.m. at Centerpoint Community Center, 210 N. Centerpoint in Nashville, Ark.

 

Jefferson County

Feb. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1610 W. 42nd St. in Pine Bluff, Ark.

 

Lee County

Feb. 14 from 1-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 47 W. Main St. in Marianna, Ark.

 

Lonoke County

Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at England High School, Highway 15 South in England, Ark.

 

Ouachita County

Feb. 8 from 1-5:30 p.m. at Walmart, 950 California Ave. in Camden, Ark.

 

Pope County

Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University Doc Bryan Student Services, Room 233, in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 1808 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russellville Blood Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

Pulaski County

Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Don R. Roberts Elementary School, 16601 LaMarche Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pulaski Technical College Campus Center, 3000 W. Scenic Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stephens Building, 111 Center St. in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 6 from 12-5 p.m. at Euronet Worldwide, 17300 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Verizon Wireless, 1 Allied Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics, 600 S. McKinley, Suite 410, in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baptist Health Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630 in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DataPath Inc., 1601 Westpark Drive in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arkansas Children’s Hospital LR, 1 Children’s Way in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Feb. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Rock Blood Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

 

Saline County

Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton, Ark.

Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mabel Boswell Memorial Library, 201 Prickett Road in Bryant, Ark.

Feb. 7 from 1-6 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 917 N. East St. in Benton, Ark.

 

White County

Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas State University, 1800 E. Moore St. in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 1 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 5 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 8 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 11 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 11 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 12 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 13 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 13 from 1-7 p.m. at Hammon Student Center, 900 E. Center in Searcy, Ark.

Feb. 15 from 12-6 p.m. at American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1120 S. Main St. in Searcy, 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. 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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