Thursday, July 11, 2019

Boots and Badges Blood Drive Scheduled in Sallisaw

Sallisaw’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts at the Boots and Badges blood drive Monday, July 22.

Anyone 16 or older is urged to stop by the Sallisaw Downtown Civic Center between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 22. All donors will receive a special-edition Boots and Badges T-shirt and a voucher for free admission to Frontier City, Science Museum Oklahoma or Safari Joe’s H2O Water and Adventure Park in Tulsa.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute will host the event. 

“Sallisaw’s first responders see the daily need for blood firsthand when the people they rescue require life-saving treatment,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

“We can’t say enough about the service our police officers and firefighters provide, and we owe it to them to do our part in making sure blood is available in emergency situations,” Armitage added.

To schedule a donation appointment, call or text Greg at (479) 652-2362 or visit

*Please note that 16-year-old donors must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; and those 18 and over must weigh at least 110 pounds.

Laura Barnes, Staff Writer

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