‘Save the Humans, Give Blood’ and Earn MyWellness Points

We all know that donating blood can save lives. One unit of blood can save three lives, and the nation’s blood supply needs your help.

Arkansas Health Network will be teaming up with the Arkansas Blood Institute for a blood drive on Tuesday, March 7th from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Terrace room at the Infirmary.

There will also be a blood drive at North on Thursday, March 16 from 9:00am-2:00pm in the Bloodmobile.

See flyers below for more information.

Before you donate blood, it’s recommended you drink an extra 16 oz. of water before your appointment. It’s also best to avoid fatty foods and stick to a healthy meal, including iron enriched foods about 2 hours before donating.

Did you know that by donating blood, you can also improve your emotional health and well-being? According to the Mental Health Foundation, donating blood can have an emotional benefit of reducing stress and making you feel good about helping others.

Not only can you enjoy mental health benefits from donating, but you could win some prizes! The AR Blood Institute will be giving away a free t-shirt, along with a few other items. The Commonspirit MyWellness Program is giving a voucher for 500 points, which you will receive after donating.

Coworkers at all four hospitals and the heart clinic can also fill out the volunteer form (see attached) and receive an additional 300 points toward your MyWellness. This is a win-win! So visit us and do something good for someone and yourself at the same time.

For more information about our Commonspirit MyWellness earning program, please contact Debbie @