Walton Arts Center to hosts UA blood drive with live music for donors

The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville will host a blood drive by the University of Arkansas Red Cross Student Organization from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The center will provide live music for blood donors, including performances by Christian Serrano-Torres (cello) and Jason Burrow (piano).

Arts center officials said will be a break after each performance to allow time for setup and sanitization of the performance space.

The entertainment schedule for the blood drive is:
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Christian Serrano-Torres, cello
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Jason Burrow, piano

All donations will be screened for COVID-19, according to a news release. Because of anticipated high interest in the antibody screening, donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment prior to arrival. Donation appointments are still available and can be made at redcrossblood.org.

From the WAC:

In addition to the standard safety protocols followed by Red Cross staff during blood drives, there will be donor temperature checks before entering and everyone will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout donation appointments and all surfaces will be sanitized using enhanced disinfecting practices.