Tishomingo Funeral Home Hosts Blood Drive – May 21
MAY 13, 2014—Blood donors can feel good, knowing they are saving lives of community members with their donation at the Tishomingo Funeral Home blood drive. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will conduct the event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 21. 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 Hospital Tishomingo and some 150 other medical facilities across the state.
Each person who donates will receive two admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “FEEL COOL” zoo-themed T-shirt. If preferred, a donor can forgo the T-shirt 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.