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RoC hosting year’s first blood drive

By Scott Jester, 01/31/17 1:15 PM

Rainbow of Challenges

Hope – LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting a their first blood drive of the year at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, February 7.

Donations may be made at the mobile donor coach located at the ROC Administration building on South Main Street from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The goal for this drive is 25 units which will save up to 72 area lives.

The only requirement to give blood is the donor must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and provide current identification.

The process takes about 30 minutes and a trained technician will insure the donor is comfortable and safe.

LifeShare Blood Centers is a nonprofit organization with centers supplying blood and blood components to community hospitals predominately in the south central United States including Hope and the surrounding area.

The need for blood remains high during this time of year, so make plans to join Rainbow of Challenges to help meet and exceed their goal.

Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. administers a wide array of services for persons who have developmental disabilities in Southwest Arkansas. Emphasis is placed on services that help each person achieve the highest degree of personal independence. Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. is committed to implementing a safer, healthier, happier, more independent lifestyle for individuals having special needs.

For more information and to schedule a time, please contact Rainbow of Challenges at 870-777-4501.

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