The Oklahoma Blood Institute has a new adventure in store for donors who give blood to help patients in local hospitals!
Blood donors who give at the following drive will receive a limited edition “Let the Adventure Begin” t-shirt, and their choice of voucher, for either two free admissions to Science Museum Oklahoma, or two free admissions to Safari Joe’s H2O Water and Adventure Park in Tulsa:*
· Garden Walk Apartments Sallisaw - Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Science Museum Oklahoma offers hundreds of hands-on exhibits, daily live chemistry and physics shows, art galleries, the chance to explore the stars in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and much more in the museum’s 350,000 square feet.
Safari Joe’s H2O features the new Reptile Rush Slides & Raptor Rapids Water Roller Coaster as well as one-of-a-kind reptile and animal attractions.
“This summer, we want to give donors another extraordinary reason to give the priceless gift of blood,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “Patients need blood 365 days a year, but the summer months present a unique challenge since so many of us are busy with travel and activities, and we may get out of our normal donation routines.”
Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do. Blood donation takes just about an hour, and each donation can save the lives of up to three patients. As a non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide. Approximately 1,200 volunteer blood donors are needed each day to maintain the supply.
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Greg at 479-652-2362 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. Blood donation not necessary to enter prize drawing.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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