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American Red Cross Weather-Related Closures and Cancellations

Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

December 5, 2013
 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- Due to inclement winter weather, the American Red Cross Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region has canceled the following blood donation operations:

Dec. 11

Cave City High School, 711 N. Main in Cave City, Ark.

Ranger Boats, 927 Highway 178 North in Flippin, Ark.

Dec. 10

First Security Bank, 601 E. Main St. in Mountain View, Ark.

Dec. 9

Beebe High School ROTC Building, 1201 W. Center St. in Beebe, Ark.

Cabot Junior High South, 38 Panther Trail in Cabot, Ark.

Central High School, 103 School Drive in West Helena, Ark.

Concord High School, Highway 25 North in Concord, Ark. 

Dec. 8

American Red Cross Mountain Home Donation Center, 1041 Highland Circle, Suite 22, Mountain Home, Ark.

Army National Guard Armory, 300 Exchange in Conway, Ark.

First Southern Baptist Church, 604 S. Reynolds Road in Bryant, Ark.

First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St. in Conway, Ark.

Dec. 7

American Red Cross Little Rock Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

American Red Cross Jonesboro Donation Center, 1904-A Grant St. in Jonesboro, Ark.

American Red Cross Russellville Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

American Red Cross Springfield Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Suite B, in Springfield, Mo.

Arkansas National Guard, 1333 E. Main St. in Siloam Springs, Ark.

Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton, Ark.

Collierville Citizens Police Association, YMCA at Schilling Farms, 1185 Schilling Blvd. East in Collierville, Tenn.

First United Methodist Church, 304 N. Main in Sheridan, Ark.

Lowe’s, 120 Carson Blvd. in St. Robert, Mo.

Mabel Boswell Memorial Library, 201 Prickett Road in Bryant, Ark.

Stanford Baptist Church, 1322 Greene Road 203 in Beech Grove, Ark.

Dec. 6

American Red Cross Little Rock Donation Center, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

American Red Cross Jonesboro Donation Center, 1904-A Grant St. in Jonesboro, Ark.

American Red Cross Russellville Donation Center, 1003 W. Main in Russellville, Ark.

American Red Cross Springfield Donation Center, 313 E. Battlefield, Suite B, in Springfield, Mo.

Catholic High School for Boys, 6300 Father Tribou Ave. in Little Rock, Ark.

Cross County High School, 21 County Road 215 in Cherry Valley, Ark.

J. A. Fair Systems Magnet High School, 13420 David O. Dodd in Little Rock, Ark.

Republic High School, 4370 S. Repmo Drive in Republic, Mo.

Rogers Police Department, 1905 S. Dixieland in Rogers, Ark.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Education II Building, 4301 W.  Markham in Little Rock, Ark.

Historically, during the winter months fewer donors make time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. However, every day, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

As local residents are able to return to their normal activities following the recent winter weather and it’s considered safe to travel, the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a blood donation appointment.

Blood donations of all types are needed to maintain an adequate supply for patients in need. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.