OBI Blood Drive Sayre

October 6, 2015
By Paul Joseph, Paragon News Director –
Oklahoma Blood Institute, OBI, is encouraging all healthy Sayre-area residents to donate blood next week.
The blood drive, sponsored by Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Students, will be held next Monday from 10 am until 3 pm at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries building on North Watts in Sayre.
Each donor – 16 years or older – will receive a select OU crimson or OSU orange, Bedlam-themed football T-shirt, health screenings and donor rewards points redeemable for items in OBI’s online store.  And, one lucky donor this fall will win a pair of tickets to the Bedlam football game on November 28 in Stillwater.
Someone needs blood every two seconds and since blood can only be used for 42 days, the need for blood is constant.   A single donation can save as many as three Oklahoman’s lives.
Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for gift cards and apparel in OBI’s online store are also provided to donors.  Donors can support blood centers in underserved countries if they forgo T-shirts.
Donations can be made every 56 days by blood donors and it typically takes about an hour.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America, providing every drop of blood needed by patients in 158 state medical facilities including hospitals throughout Paragon Communications listening area.

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