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American Red Cross sets local blood drives

American Red Cross calls on the public to donate blood.

Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the two percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage.

Those with O negative, A negative and B negative are especially urged to donate, as their blood types are often in high demand because they can potentially be transfused to both Rh negative and positive patients. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient.

Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in donations during the summer, but patients don’t get a break from needing blood. Visit the Summer of Stories campaign website, redcrossblood.org/summer, to make an appointment to donate, then share why you give blood and watch videos about people whose lives have been touched by donors.

Pulaski County

July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.

July 19 from 2-6 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 2000 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville.

July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Butler Furniture Depot Inc., 4200 Landers Road in North Little Rock.

July 19 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.

July 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock.

July 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.

July 26 from 12-5 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.

July 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Acme Brick Co., 10921 Maumelle Blvd. in Maumelle.

July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock.

July 29 from 12-4 p.m. at First Electric Cooperative, 1000 S. JP Wright Loop Road in Jacksonville.

July 30 from 1-5 p.m. at Arkansas Pain Centers, 308 Smokey Lane in North Little Rock.

July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.

July 31 from 3-7 p.m. at Ominicare Pharmacy Services, 7301 Industry Drive in North Little Rock.

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