Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donors at the City of Blair blood drive will receive two admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who give Tuesday, June 30, between 2 and 6 p.m., at Blair City Hall can enjoy summer fun at Oklahoma’s number one tourist attraction.
This is the sixth year the Zoo has partnered with OBI to encourage people to donate. A
T-shirt, featuring the Zoo’s elephant, will also be given to each donor.
“It’s easy to get busy with summer vacations and other activities and forget about those facing life-threatening health situations instead of summer fun,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and CEO. “Giving just an hour this summer will make a life-saving difference for someone in our community.”
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age* can usually give blood, and donations can be made every 56 days. Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable in OBI’s online store, are also provided to donors.
Through a special initiative to support donor centers in underserved countries, any donor can forgo the T-shirt. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation of similar value to Global Blood Fund. It’s a chance to ‘doubly give’ to help those battling for their lives locally and internationally.
To schedule an appointment, call 877-340-8777, or visit www.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