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Boots & Badges Blood Drive


May 30, 2019 – Huntington and Mansfield’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Arkansas Blood Institute.  Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Tuesday, June 11, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that firefighters and law enforcement officers rescue. 

Anyone 16 years or older* is urged to stop by the Mansfield Municipal Complex between 1:30 and 6:15. All donors will receive special-edition Boots & Badges T-shirts and a voucher for one free admission to Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. By giving blood at this drive, donors will show their support for the firefighters and law enforcement officers who save lives in their community. 

Although all blood types are needed, donors with O-negative blood are particularly urged to give.  Only seven percent of the population has this blood type, but it is the ‘universal type’ and can be used in an emergency when a patient’s blood type is not known.

“Huntington and Mansfield  first responders see the daily need for blood first-hand when the people they rescue require life-saving treatment,” said John Armitage, M.D., 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.”

Appointments for the blood drive may be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting arkbi.org. 

* 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

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