Ardmore Blood Drives Support Local Hospitals – May 25 & 28
MAY 13, 2014—Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is teaming up with Ardmore-area residents to save the lives of those in local hospitals. Blood drives will be held at the following locations:
· First Baptist Church of Ardmore; Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
· DOT Foods; Wednesday, May 28, noon to 4 p.m.
Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provide blood needed by all patients in Mercy Hospital Ardmore, Southern Oklahoma Surgical Center 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.