Save the humans! Extra terrestrials are landing at a local blood drive.
Oklahoma Blood Institute donors will receive a free, limited edition, “Save the Humans” t-shirt featuring a little green man at one of these upcoming blood drives:
· Gore Community; Monday, March 23, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Gore United Methodist Church.
· Redbird Health Clinic; Monday, March 31, 10 am to 2 p.m. on the bloodmobile.
Donors will also receive one complimentary admission voucher to Frontier City in Oklahoma City for use during Frontier City’s SPRING dates, plus a coupon for a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger and be entered for a chance to win Whataburger for a year (winners drawn weekly).**
“This is an out of this world way for us to say, ‘thank you’ to our donors in an extra(terrestrial) way. We truly appreciate those who take the time out of their day to help others ‘live long and prosper,’” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “But the reality here on earth is that blood cannot be manufactured in a lab—it can only be given by our generous volunteer donors. Patients in local hospitals rely on blood transfusions throughout the year to fight cancer, blood disorders, other illnesses and injuries.”
Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the supply must be constantly renewed. One blood donation only takes about an hour and saves up to three patients’ lives. 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.
As the nation’s 6th largest non-profit blood collector, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals statewide.
It takes approximately 1,200 donors a day to meet those needs. Appointments to give blood 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.
**Must be redeemed online at yourbloodinstitute.org. Valid only for successful blood donors. Valid one day only March 14 through March 22 and on these select dates: March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5. Not valid for special events or park exclusives. Ticket has NO CASH VALUE. Please check Frontiercity.com for dates and hours of operation.
KXMX News Staff
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