Wilson Blood Donors Treasured – April 15
March 31, 2014 – Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will show Wilson-area blood donors just how much they are treasured. Each person who gives at the blood drive Tuesday, April 15, will choose an appreciation item from OBI’s ‘treasure chest’. Donors are welcome between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at American National Bank. Free health screenings and Donor Reward Points, redeemable online for gift cards and branded merchandise, will also be provided.
Blood donors are truly ‘treasured’ by patients needing life-saving blood in Mercy Hospital Healdton and some 140 medical facilities across the state. Giving blood takes about an hour, and each donation can save as many as three lives. All healthy adults, 16 years and older* are encouraged to give. Donations can be made every 56 days.
Each blood donor at this event will have the option to forgo an appreciation item so that funds designated for it can be contributed to Global Blood Fund (GBF). Global Blood Fund provides supplies and other support to struggling blood centers in disadvantaged countries.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America. Although not required, appointments can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting 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