Friday, January 28, 2022 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to “turn up the volume” of blood and donate!
Join Oklahoma Blood Institute at one of the following drives:
· Tuesday, February 1, at Carl Albert State College – in Sallisaw, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
· Friday, February 4, at Walmart Sallisaw, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Blood donors will receive a free, limited-edition Country or Rock & Roll t-shirt, a free ticket to the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum and an IHOP coupon for free pancakes.
It takes 1,200 donors a day to meet our area’s blood supply needs. Due to the Omicron variant, blood donations are down, and blood drives are being canceled. Help us keep a stable blood supply through 2022!
Oklahoma Blood Institute is the local, non-profit blood supplier, supporting the inventory for patients in more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities, and air ambulances statewide. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can give blood.
Appointments to donate can be made online at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. While COVID-19 vaccination is not required of blood donors, those who have been vaccinated can donate immediately, assuming they are feeling well. Blood donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives.
*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. Photo ID required
KXMX News Staff
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