City to host blood drive Feb. 8 on Fayetteville square

Officials said blood reserve levels are down because of the recent winter storms that hit the area.
(Flyer file photo)

The city will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 on the Fayetteville downtown square.

Donations will go to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, which is the exclusive provider of blood and plasma to all Northwest Arkansas area hospitals.

Officials said local blood reserve levels dropped sharply during the recent winter storms, and that at least 400 donations were lost due to blood drive cancellations and donor center closures.

Donors will receive a free long-sleeve, quarter-zip pullover.

Online appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow (schedule an appointment here).

A QuickPass system can save time for donors by allowing them to start the registration process before arriving. To access QuickPass and complete health history questions online the day of the blood drive, visit