Tuesday, May 1
• · Noon to 6 p.m., Sponsored by KEYB Radio, Altus Community Center, on 401 Falcon Road
Thursday, May 3
• · 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jackson County Memorial Hospital, 2300 E. Broadway
Friday, May 4
• · 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Altus Air Force Base, 306 “F” Avenue
Each donor will receive an insulated travel mug, free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points.
However, any donor who wishes to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals - locally, through Children’s Hospital Foundation - can forgo the insulated travel mug offered in appreciation for giving. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will make a monetary donation of similar value to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. It’s a chance to ‘doubly give’ to Oklahoma children battling critical health conditions – through the life-saving gift of blood and support for pediatric medical research, community outreach and treatment initiatives.
“We appreciate each donor for making blood donation a priority,” said John Armitage, M.D., Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “Each donation, which generally takes no more than an hour, ensures that our family members, friends and neighbors have the life-saving blood they need.”
Oklahoma Blood Institute provides every drop of blood needed by patients in The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and all other hospitals in the metro-OKC area. Some 135 other medical facilities across the state rely exclusively on OBI to provide life-saving blood for their patients.
Anyone, 16 years or older, can typically donate blood. Blood can be given every 56 days. To find out more or make an appointment to donate, call 877-340-8777 or visit www.obi.org.