All Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) donors at the Greenwood Walmart blood drive will receive two admissions to the Tulsa Zoo. Those who make time to give Monday, June 23, between 1 and 5:30 p.m., at Walmart can enjoy summer fun at this outstanding tourist attraction in our neighboring state. T-shirts, featuring the Zoo’s snow leopard, will also be given to all who donate.

"It’s easy to get busy with summer vacations and other activities and forget about those facing life-threatening health situations instead of summer fun," said John Armitage, M.D., ABI president and CEO. "Giving just an hour this summer will make a life-saving difference for someone in our community."

Those who prefer to forgo the T-shirt can support ABI’s international partner, Global Blood Fund. This enables Arkansas Blood Institute to make a contribution to the nonprofit for its efforts to strengthen struggling, voluntary blood centers around the world.

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age* can usually give blood, and donations can be made every 56 days. Appointment to donate are not required but can be made by calling Greg Womack at 479-652-2362 or visiting

* 16 year olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission; 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds