Mercy Health Hosts Blood Drive – May 13
April 30, 2014—Blood donors can feel good, knowing they are saving lives of community members with their donation at the Mercy Health/Love County Hospital blood drive. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will host the event in the hospital’s community room from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13. Anyone who is 16 years and older* can donate; blood donations can be made every 56 days.
Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provide blood needed by all patients in Mercy Health/Love County Hospital and some 140 others across the state.
Each person who donates may select an appreciation item from OBI’s ‘Treasure Chest’. If preferred, a donor can forgo the appreciation item to enable support of Global Blood Fund (GBF). For each donor who chooses this option, a contribution to GBF will be made by Oklahoma Blood Institute. GBF is a nonprofit that provides blood center technology and supplies to struggling blood centers around the world, so they can meet local needs through voluntary blood donation.
All donors receive free health screenings and Donor Reward Points, redeemable online for gift cards and apparel.
Appointments to donate are not required but can be made at 877-340-8777 or obi.org.
* 16 year olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission, 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.