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Charleston Blood Donors Treasured – April 7

Charleston Blood Donors Treasured – April 7

Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) will show Charleston blood donors just how much they are treasured. Each person who gives at the blood drive Monday, April 7, will choose an appreciation item from ABI’s ‘treasure chest’. Donors are welcome between 1:15 and 6:15 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Free health screenings and Donor Reward Points, redeemable online for gift cards and branded merchandise, will also be provided.

Blood donors are truly ‘treasured’ by patients needing life-saving blood in 15 hospitals in western and south central Arkansas. Giving blood takes about an hour, and each donation can save as many as three lives. All healthy adults, 16 years and older* are encouraged to give. Donations can be made every 56 days.

Each blood donor at this event will have the option to forgo an appreciation item so that funds designated for it can be contributed to Global Blood Fund (GBF). Global Blood Fund provides supplies and other support to struggling blood centers in disadvantaged countries.

Although not required, appointments can be made by calling Betty Ewing at 479-965-2632.

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