Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a blood drive at NHS Sequoyah Hospital in Sallisaw from 10:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Dec. 22.
Each blood donor will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved holiday-themed t-shirt.
“The gift of blood donation is one that offers hope, healing, and comfort to local patients and their loved ones,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “The cost- just one hour of your time- is certainly less than other gifts most of us will give this season. But there’s nothing that has a greater impact.”
Donors also receive health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store.
One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply must be constantly renewed. If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Greg at 479-652-2362 or visiting obi.org.
Donors age 16 must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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