JONESBORO, Ark. (June 24, 2019) - The  meric n Red Cr ss needs  l  d d n rs to bring back the missing A's, B's and O's. A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal in a sentence, but for patients who need A, B, O and AB blood types, these missing letters mean life. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.

While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients don't have to wait for blood products. During the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don't keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who come to donate July 1-6 with an exclusive Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.

Making an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).




Area blood drives, through 7/15/19:
 

Greene County
Paragould

  • 7/3/19:  12pm-4pm, Gazaway Lumber Company, 2620 W Kingshighway
  • 7/12/19:  1pm-5pm, Synergy Health and Fitness, 3501 Carriage Hills Dr Suite B
Marmaduke
  • 7/9/19:  2pm-6pm, First Baptist Church, 304 N 1st St

Craighead County
Jonesboro

  • 6/25/19:  1pm-6pm, St Bernards Medical Center, 225 E Jackson
  • 7/2/19:  11am-3pm, Families Inc, 1815 Pleasant Grove Rd
  • 7/5/19:  2pm-6pm, Kroger, 1725 S Caraway Rd
  • 7/9/19:  1pm-5pm, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 2123 Red Wolf Blvd
  • 7/10/19:  11am-3pm, Barton's, 3023 Brown's Ln
  • 7/11/19:  1pm-6pm, The Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 E Highland
  • 7/12/19:  1pm-6pm, The Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 E Highland
  • Visit RedCross.org to set up an appointment at the Jonesboro Blood Donation Center or to see their operating hours for walk-ins.
Lake City
  • 7/15/19:  2pm-6pm, Refuge Baptist Church, 5002 Hwy 18

Clay County
Corning
  • 6/28/19:  3pm-7pm, First United Methodist Church, 600 Pine St
Piggott
  • 6/27/19:  12pm-4pm, First National Bank, 635 E Main St
Rector
  • 7/8//19:  2pm-6pm, Rector Community Center, 740 E 9th St

Lawrence County
Walnut Ridge
  • 6/26/19:  1pm-5pm, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 1309 W Main
  • 7/1/19:  1pm-5pm, Walnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab, 1500 W Main
  • 7/15/19:  11am-3pm, Barton's Lumber, 607 Hwy 67N

Jackson County
Newport
  • 7/3/19:  11am-3pm, Merchants and Planters Bank, 915 Hwy 367 N
  • 7/8/19:  2pm-6pm, Walmart, 1211 Hwy 367 N

 

How to donate blood:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 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 CruzRojaAmericana.org.

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