Blood Donation = Free Magic Springs Tickets
Contact: Paulette Nieuwenhof
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
AT Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department
ON July 15th
DONORS RECEIVE FREE TICKET TO MAGIC SPRINGS
June 22, 2016 ─ Little Rock – Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department, 801 Locust St., Conway is hosting a community blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute on Friday, July 15th from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm. Donors will receive one FREE gate admission to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls, Arkansas Blood Institute’s summer partner. The ticket is redeemable Sunday through Friday during the summer. All will get Arkansas-Proud T-shirts as well. The drive will be held in the Training Room at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older* is urged to donate. Because there is no substitute for blood, the supply must constantly be renewed for patients in the 25 Arkansas hospitals that rely on donors with Arkansas Blood Institute.
Although all blood types are needed, those with O-negative type blood are especially encouraged to donate. According to the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), those with O-negative blood type make up only nine percent of the national population. However, O-negative blood can be used by anyone in an emergency situation when a patient’s blood type has not yet been identified.
Through a special initiative to support the Global Blood Fund (GBF), any donor can forgo the T-shirt offered in appreciation for giving. In turn, funds so designated will then be contributed to GBF for supplies and equipment for blood centers in the world’s poorest countries.
Appointments are not necessary, but can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting www.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 pounds