Sallisaw blood drives set for August 5



Monday, July 25, 2022 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute needs you to keep the blood supply “rolling along” this Summer.


Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting the following blood drives in Sallisaw. Individuals ages 16 and older* are urged to give blood at one of these locations:


· Walmart Sallisaw; Friday, August 5, 1 pm to 5:30 pm.

· Sequoyah Manor Nursing; Friday, August 5, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


All successful blood donors will receive a free “Keep Rolling Along” summer t-shirt** and their choice of the following tickets:


· One free ticket to Science Museum Oklahoma

· One free ticket to Frontier City Theme Park

· Two free tickets to Safari Joe’s H2O Water Park in Tulsa


“We continue to need blood donors and summertime brings additional challenges,” said Dr. John Armitage, President and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “We’re so thankful to our loyal summer partners for helping us reward those who make their summer a lifesaving one by donating blood for those in need.”


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.


Appointments to donate can be made online at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. 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.


*While supplies last.




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