September Fundraiser – Fighting Red 5K

Click Here to find out more about this great fundraiser aimed at ending blood cancer!

Click Here to watch Colin Hall with Delete Blood Cancer talk about the importance of finding matches for patients with blood cancer on KLRT Fox 16.

The Challenge:
Give Today, and Save a Live Tomorrow

The Arkansas Commission for the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative and UAMS are working together to raise funds for the Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas’ operating expenses. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas or by hosting an event in your home to raise awareness and support for the CBBA.

To make a donation, you may donate online through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences website (link will open in new window). Be sure to put ‘Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas’ in the area labeled “Fund Name” to ensure your donation goes to the CBBA. If you’d rather donate with a check, you may download the Pledge Form in a PDF file or a Microsoft Word Document and mail the completed form with your check, made payable to the UAMS Foundation Fund, to:

UAMS Office of Development & Alumni Affairs
Attn: Art Horne
4301 W. Markham St., #716
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

Those looking to donate in the early part of the year have another way to give to the CBBA. For the past three years, the Arkansas State Income Return has featured a box that taxpayers can check to have part of their tax return automatically donated to the CBBA. For more information on this, please check out this video:

The Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas will be able to open its doors due in large part to the generosity of local donors. Your support will help Arkansas lead the nation in cord blood banking by establishing the first statewide combined public and private cord blood bank. With further research and an efficient banking system, more than 100 million Americans and two billion people worldwide suffering from diseases could potentially be treated or cured by cord blood transplants.