Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Vibes and Saving Lives on June 19


Help save the lives of local patients by donating blood this summer!

Oklahoma Blood Institute will hold a blood drive with NHS Sequoyah on Wednesday, June 19, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each blood donor will receive a trendy “Summer Vibes” t-shirt and voucher for free admission to their choice of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City (1 entry) or Safari Joe’s H2O Water & Adventure Park in Tulsa (2 entries).

“Summer is a particularly challenging time for the blood supply,” said John Armitage, M.D., Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “People go out of town, and are busy with activities, and get out of their normal routine of giving blood. We encourage healthy adults to spare just an hour of their time to save the lives of their neighbors.”

Oklahoma Blood Institute relies on donations from approximately 1,200 donors each day to meet the needs of patients statewide. One blood donation can save as many as three lives. O-Negative donors are particularly needed, since their rare blood type is the only blood type that is transfused in emergencies when blood type is unknown.

KXMX News Staff

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