The Red Cross is urging donors of all blood types to give, but especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Those blood types are the most in demand and the first to run out if there is a shortage.
To encourage more people to make time to donate blood before and after Independence Day, all blood donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last..
The Red Cross must collect 15,000 donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
Here is a list of upcoming donations opportunities in Northwest Arkansas:
July 6 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd. in Rogers
July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fellowship Northwest Arkansas, 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers
July 8 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Colton's Restaurant, 642 E. Millsap Drive in Fayetteville
To learn more and to make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, CLICK HERE or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).