JRMC plans blood drive Friday

A blood drive will be held at Jefferson Regional Medical Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in South Classrooms 2 and 3.

The public is encouraged to participate during the Arkansas Blood Institute blood drive. JRMC receives 100 percent of its blood supply from ABI.

Refreshments will be served. All donors will receive a coupon for one free cholesterol screening at the JRMC lab and will be eligible to win one of two $50 Walmart gift cards.

“This winter’s severe weather had a drastic affect on blood donations, so blood drives are more important than ever,” a spokesman said.