Baptist Health, Arkansas Blood Institute to Hold a Blood Drive, Free Health Fair in Fort Smith for Hispanic Heritage Month

FORT SMITH, Ark. – As National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations begin this month, Baptist Health is coming together to provide free health services to residents of the Fort Smith area.

Baptist Health La Clínica del Pueblo in association with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI), will hold a blood drive and health fair on Friday, Sept. 16. The event will begin at noon and continue until 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Baptist Health La Clinica del Pueblo, 4700 Kelley Highway, Suite B.

This fair will offer free health screenings such as blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, bone density, weight and body mass index (BMI).

ABI will also accept blood donations and provide free tacos to participants. Successful donors will receive a free T-shirt and tickets to the Little Rock Zoo. Those interested in making a donation can visit for tips on how to pre-register and prepare before their donation. 

Baptist Health La Clínica del Pueblo opened in 2021 to provide primary care for the entire family, serve the needs of residents of Fort Smith and surrounding communities, and to help eliminate language barriers for Spanish-speaking residents seeking health care services in the River Valley.

About Baptist Health

For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


About Arkansas Blood Institute
Arkansas Blood Institute is the local, non-profit blood supplier, supporting the inventory for patients in more than 40 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide. For more information, visit