ACH hosts 'Pint for Pint' blood drive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Children's Hospital hosted a 'Pint for Pint' blood drive Friday.

Blue bell ice cream partnered with Arkansas Children's Hospital to give a free pint of ice cream to everyone who donated a pint of blood at the event.

In attendance was a very special little girl who has been receiving blood donations since she was 8 years old. Now at 11, Maddie Windle has fought three recurrences of a malignant tumor that originates in the kidneys. Just days ago, doctors told her the tumor has come back for a fourth time.

"[Blood donation] saves lives. It's definitely saved my life before," Windle explained. "Not everyone has a lot of money and not everyone has a lot of time, but everyone has blood that they can donate."

The 'Pint for Pint' blood drive ended at 5 p.m., but there is still a chance to donate to the Red Cross. Go to their website at


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