JONESBORO, Ark. (February 1, 2023) - Spring is close, but February often brings unpredictable winter weather that can cause blood drive cancellations and make it difficult for donors to make it to their appointments safely. As the American Red Cross continues to monitor seasonal challenges that could impact the blood supply, donors are urged to make and keep appointments in the weeks to come. Donors of all blood types - particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals are needed daily to meet demand.

In thanks for helping keep hospital shelves stocked, all who come to give in February will get a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. Those who come to donate this month will also be automatically entered to win a trip for two to Clearwater Beachm Florida. Details are available at

Protect the blood supply from dropping - book a time to give blood by visiting, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities through February 14:


Greene County
  • 2/2/2023: 12pm-5pm, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, 900 West Kingshighway
  • 2/6/2023: 1:30pm-5:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 404 West Main

Craighead County


  • 2/2/2023: 12pm-5pm, Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road
  • 2/6/2023: 1:30pm-5:30pm, First Baptist Church, 912 W Drew Avenue

Poinsett County
  • 2/3/2023: 9am-1pm, East Poinsett High School, 502 McClellan

Lawrence County
Walnut Ridge
  • 2/3/2023: 10am-2pm, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 201 South Memorial Drive

Randolph County
  • 2/9/2023: 1:30pm-5:30pm, Sutton Free Will Baptist Church, 5421 US-62

Mississippi County
  • 2/2/2023: 9am-2pm, Rivercrest High School ROTC, 1700 West State Highway 14

Sharp County
Cave City
  • 2/7/2023: 9am-1pm, Cave City High School, 711 North Main
  • 2/13/2023: 1pm-5pm, A.L. Hutson Memorial Center, 1765 Highway 62/412

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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 or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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