Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will hold a blood drive at Walmart in Sallisaw from 1:45 to 5:30 p.m. on March 9.
Each blood donor will receive their choice of t-shirt in “Strong” olive, “Bold” maroon, or “Fearless” teal. Healthy adults, age sixteen and up, are encouraged to give blood.
“Accidents happen. People are battling cancer. Babies are born prematurely,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and CEO. “The need for blood is constant, and there is no substitute. Unfortunately, until we know that someone is fighting for life, we just don’t think about how critical it is.”
Donors also receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store. 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 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
*16-year-olds 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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