The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s first blood drive of the year will feature a “battle of the sexes” to see which gender can donate the most blood.
The drive, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27-28 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and is co-sponsored by the UAFS Student Activities Office and the Greek Programming Board. Donors will be rewarded with a free T-shirt and health screening.
UAFS conducts four blood drives annually between September and April, with two each semester. The blood is given to the Arkansas Blood Institute, who distributes the blood to 14 hospitals in western Arkansas, including Sparks Health System and Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.
Appointments for the blood drive may be made by signing up at a table in the Campus Center hallway, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 479-788-7697. Walk-ins are also welcome.