The University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s first blood drive of the new school year will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a “Win from Within” T-shirt.
The blood drive is sponsored by the UAFS Student Activities Office and is free and open to the public.
UAFS coordinates four blood drives annually between September and April. The blood is given to the Arkansas Blood Institute, who distributes it to 14 hospitals in western Arkansas, including Sparks Health System and Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. In the 2016-17 school year, blood garnered from UAFS drives potentially saved 2,300 lives.
Appointments for the blood drive may be made by calling 479-788-7699 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.