Arkansas Blood Institute will host blood drives from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 19, at Family Church, 2309 S. Poplar St., at Pine Bluff, and Family Church, 2500 Arkansas 104, at White Hall.


Arkansas Blood Institute encourages healthy adults to donate blood. One donation can save the lives of up to three area patients, according to a news release.


Blood donors will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved holiday-themed T-shirt. Blood recipients have the opportunity to send a message of appreciation to their individual blood donor, anonymously, through Arkansas Blood Institute’s Thank the Donor™ program.


Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the supply must be constantly renewed. If donors opt not to take the T-shirt, Arkansas Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.