‘Tis the season to help save lives by donating blood and taking home a holiday-themed long-sleeved T-shirt!
Donors who show their giving spirit by donating blood will receive their choice of holiday-themed long-sleeved T-shirts. Choices include the “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins” version, inspired by the classic Christmas movie “Elf”, or the festive “Be A Deer” T-shirt.
Join Mansfield and Huntington Community for a blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, January 5, at the Mansfield First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
“Arkansans have continued to donate and ensure that the local blood supply is able to meet the demand of local patients,” said John Armitage, M.D., President and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “This year, we continued to face unprecedented challenges and obstacles. As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you to take just an hour out of your busy schedule to give the precious gift of life this holiday season.”
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. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can give blood.
Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments can be made by calling 1-877-340-8777 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; individuals over the age of 18 must weigh at least 110 pounds. Photo ID required.