Media Release


April 22, 2019 ─ Summer is right around the corner, and Oklahoma Blood Institute is giving away a dream vacation!  One day only, blood donors will be entered for a chance to win their choice of dream getaway: a Disney vacation or a Caribbean cruise.


Oklahoma Blood Institute and Cushing Community are partnering for a blood drive on Saturday, May 4, to help patients in local hospitals. Donors ages 16 years old and up are welcome between 9am and 3pm at The City Hall, 100 Judy Adams Blvd.*


Donors who share the priceless gift of blood at this drive will be entered for a chance to win one of two premier vacation packages of their choosing from!  The choices are a seven-night Caribbean cruise for two adults OR a 3-day, 2-night Disney Resort hotel package for two adults and one child including three two-day passes to Disney World Parks.**


Each blood donor will also receive an inspirational t-shirt and the choice of voucher for free entry to Science Museum Oklahoma or Safari Joe’s H2O Water & Adventure Park.


It typically takes only about an hour to give blood.  This brief act of generosity can save as many as three lives.  Oklahoma Blood Institute provides every drop of blood for more than 160 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.


Donors can opt to forgo their t-shirts, directing Oklahoma Blood Institute to contribute to Global Blood Fund.  Global Blood Fund provides staff training, supplies and technology for blood centers in developing countries where thousands die each day due to a lack of safe blood.


Appointments for the blood drive aren’t required, but can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting


*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.


**Vacation itinerary may differ according to availability and dates of travel.  See complete rules on