(Cushing, Okla.) Blood donors this summer will "feel strong" when they give with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Cushing First United Methodist Church is hosting a drive 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 5.
Not only will each blood donor save up to three lives with their donation, they'll also receive a voucher for two tickets to the Zoo, a T-shirt and free health screenings.
"As donors plan summer vacations and outdoor activities, we encourage blood donation to be a part of those summer plans," said Dr. John Armitage, OBI President and CEO. "It's important to have regular blood donors to maintain our typical three-day supply."
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate* and donations can be made every 56 days.
Blood donors also have the opportunity to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by forgoing the T-shirt offered in appreciation for giving blood. In turn, OBI will make a monetary donation of similar value to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's a chance to ‘doubly give' for Oklahomans with these blood disorders - through the gift of life-saving blood - and support of research and treatment initiatives.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visit us at 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.