White River Medical Center is having a blood drive on March 10th for the Arkansas Blood Institute. Rise up and give to receive a free t-shirt and one free entry to the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock! To schedule an appointment, visit arkbi.org. Additionally, all donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors.
*Photo ID required.
*Donors ages 16 or 17-years-old need parental consent to be screened for COVID-19 antibodies and are not eligible to donate convalescent plasma.
*This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for use by authorized laboratories. The test has been authorized for the detection of the IgG antibody against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. Test results will be made available post-donation.
*Blood drive will be managed according to CDC safety recommendations.