Red Cross schedules April blood drives


The American Red Cross has scheduled several blood drives this month in Southeast Arkansas:

Arkansas County

April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at DeWitt Hospital, 1641 N. Whitehead Drive in DeWitt.

April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riceland Foods, 2120 S. Park Ave. in Stuttgart.

April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riceland Mill, 302 N. Grand Ave. in Stuttgart.

April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeWitt High School, 1614 S. Grandview Drive in DeWitt.

Dallas County

April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fordyce High School, 100 Redbug Blvd. in Fordyce.

Desha County

April 18 from 1-6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 207 N. Third in Mc Gehee.

Jefferson County

April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department, 4900 Highway 65 South.

April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Activity Center, 8203 Dollarway Road in White Hall.

April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Simmons First National Bank, 501 Main St. 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. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other 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 pounds 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.