Arkansas Blood Institute is having a blood drive on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Blood mobiles will be located in the parking lot across from Bass Pro Shops (near Old Navy on Bass Pro Pkwy.) Blood mobiles will be located in the parking lot for walk-ups and appointments. Organizers will ensure all donors are socially distanced and there will be ample distancing space for those waiting in the parking lot of the center.
Donor centers and blood drives practice rigorous safety and cleanliness standards and have instituted additional cleaning methods, decontaminating work and common areas and equipment frequently. In addition, phlebotomy and donor services staff will wear masks and donor centers and mobile blood drives have been adapted to allow for social distancing. All staff and donors will also have their temperatures taken before starting work or entering the facility, to ensure only healthy individuals are present.
Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments can be made by visiting YourBloodInstitute.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/337179 or calling 877-340-8777