Red Cross blood drives slated in PB


The American Red Cross will hold blood drives from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 at the American Red Cross Blood Center, 1610 W. 42nd Ave in Pine Bluff.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pound and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.