Give Blood with OKC Thunder and Arkansas Blood Institute

Posted on: 8:02 am, December 15, 2013, by , updated on: 04:09pm, December 13, 2013

Del Holloway from Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) joins us to discuss the need for blood and their next event.

Thunder full sheet flyer - Fort SmithOn December 27, the Oklahoma City Thunder is teaming up with Arkansas Blood Institute for a Holiday Blood Drive. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Each donor will receive a free t-shirt, an ABI ball cap, and a chance to win lower level tickets to an upcoming Thunder basketball game along with a free night’s stay at a nearby hotel.

Due to the recent snow and ice that Arkansas and Oklahoma have received, ABI has lost several blood drives. These losses pushed ABI into an emergency situation, and they are needing to make up blood so they can provide to the seventeen hospitals they donate to in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

To donate, you must be at least 16 years of age (with signed parental permission). If you have questions about donating, please call (479) 452-5880.

Arkansas Blood Institute is located at 5300 South U Street in Fort Smith, AR.