Waldron first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Arkansas Blood Institute.
Those who give at the Waldron Boots & Badges blood drive on Thursday, August 18, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that firefighters and law enforcement officers rescue. The blood drive will be located at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Anyone who is at least 16 years old* are encouraged to donate. All successful donors will receive a special edition “Protect And Give” Boots & Badges t-shirt*.
By giving blood at this drive, donors will show their support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers who save lives in their community.
“Waldron’s first responders see the daily need for blood first-hand when the people they rescue require life-saving treatment,” said Dr. John Armitage, President & CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “We can’t say enough about the service our police officers and firefighters provide, and we owe it to them to do our part in making sure blood is available in emergency situations.”
Arkansas Blood Institute is the local, non-profit blood supplier, supporting the inventory for patients in more than 40 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide.
Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting arkbi.org.
*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year-olds must weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo ID required.