JRMC to host Valentine’s Day blood drive

Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the Arkansas Blood Institute will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at JRMC.

Each donor will receive a hot/cold gel pack, free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable online for gift certificates and merchandise.

Blood donors can choose to forgo the gel pack. Then, funds designated for this item will be directed to Global Blood Fund, a charity whose mission is to make safe blood available in the world’s poorest countries.

Arkansas Blood Institute exclusively provides blood needed by patients in 15 hospitals across the state.

Blood donations can be made every 56 days. For details or to make an appointment: 877-340-8777 or www.arkbi.org.