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Hospital to host blood drive

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging donors to “turn up the volume” of blood and donate!

Blood donors will receive a free, limited-edition Country or Rock & Roll t-shirt, and a free ticket to the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum.

Join NHS Sequoyah for a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, on the bloodmobile.

Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins will be managed as schedules allow.

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 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 Staff Writer

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