OBI blood drives set

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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:07
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Oklahoma Blood Institute knows this summer will be different, and it may be a time for staycations or camping trips.

Oklahoma Blood Institute needs donors to help rebuild the blood supply in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and is urging healthy adults to take some time to save lives this summer.

Individuals ages 16 and up are urged to give blood at one of these locations:

— P66 Community Challenge Blood Drive, Pioneer Technology Center Seminar Room; Tuesday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Cherokee Strip Credit Union, 1508 E. Prospect Ave.; Tuesday, July 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

Donors will receive a free summer camper t-shirt and their choice of one free entry voucher to Frontier City or Science Museum Oklahoma, or two free entries to Safari Joe’s H2O Water Park, to be redeemed at yourbloodinstitute.org. Oklahoma Blood Institute supports the inventory for patients in more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide.

Free COVID-19 screening will be offered to donors eighteen and older. Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments can be made by calling 1-877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org. More information on Oklahoma Blood Institute can be found at obi.org.