Arkansas Blood Institute has a new, exciting adventure in store for donors who give blood to help patients in local hospitals!

 Arkansas Blood Institute will hold a blood drive with Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs on Tuesday June 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Donors will receive a limited edition “Let the Adventure Begin” t-shirt, and a voucher for free admission for one to Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.*

Arkansas Blood Institute is proud to partner with Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, celebrating its 40th season of thrilling family fun, including the Arkansas Twister and Plummet Summit.

“This summer, we want to give donors another extraordinary reason to give the priceless gift of blood,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Arkansas Blood Institute. “Patients need blood 365 days a year, but the summer months present a unique challenge since so many of us are busy with travel and activities, and we may get out of our normal donation routines.”

 Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do.  Blood donation takes just about an hour, and each donation can save the lives of up to three patients.

Donors also receive free health screenings.  If they opt not to take the t-shirt, Arkansas Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

As a non-profit blood center, Arkansas Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 40 hospitals statewide.

Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting


*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds. Magic Springs voucher good for one admission during normal business hours through October, 2018. No cash value.  Visit for additional discounts.