UA Little Rock Staff Senate to host Halloween Blood Drive

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student donates blood during a Staff Senate Blood Drive. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock community has the chance to help save lives and have fun by participating in a Halloween Blood Drive

UA Little Rock’s Staff Senate will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Donaghey Fitness Center on the first floor of the Donaghey Student Center. All UA Little Rock employees, students, and alumni as well as members of the public are invited to participate.

Every donor will receive a free limited edition Bigfoot T-shirt. All participants who dress up for the Halloween costume contest will be eligible for prizes.

UA Little Rock is partnering with the Arkansas Blood Institute, a nonprofit blood center whose volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in 32 Arkansas hospitals. The Staff Senate has a goal of 23 donors for the drive. 

Donors can sign up for an appointment by visiting this link, calling 877-340-8777, or coming to the Donaghey Student Center during the blood drive on Oct. 31. 

In order to reduce waiting time by up to 15 minutes, donors can answer the pre-appointment questions online by visiting the Donor Express website on the day of their appointment.

For more information, contact Reed Claiborne, chair of the Blood Drive Committee, at 501-569-3143 or

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