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News Last Updated: Jul 23rd, 2014 - 08:00:49

2014 Carpenter/Campora Memorial Blood Drive to be held July 23
The Waldron Fire Department and Law Enforcement Staff are asking all area residents to come to the Guns 'N Hoses blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI). It will occur Wednesday, July 23, from noon to 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church. According to Greg Womack, this year’s annual drive is also to pay tribute to local hereos, Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Wildlife Officer Joel Campora.
“Both of these men supported our blood drives in the past, and Sheriff Carpenter would always round up extra donors if needed,” stated Womack.
To fuel a little healthy competition, donors will choose which department to support by donating on behalf of law enforcement or the fire department.
Not only will each blood donor save up to three lives by giving, each will also receive this year's Guns 'N Hoses T-Shirt and two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate*, and donations can be made every 56 days.
Patients in 21 hospitals across western and south central Arkansas rely solely on blood donors with Arkansas Blood Institute in the their battles for life.
Appointments are not necessary, but can be made by calling Greg Womack at 479-652-2362 or visiting *16 year olds must weigh at least 124 pounds and provide parental permission; *17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; *18 + year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.