Annual KXII All-American Blood Drives kickoff

HUGO, Okla. (KXII) -- Wednesday kicked off the annual KXII All-American blood drives.

The City of Hugo and the Kiamichi Technology Center started what will be six days of blood drives throughout Texoma.

All donations go to help local hospitals' shelves stay stocked for when it matters most.

All you need to donate is a photo ID and a quick blood screening before you donate.

The entire process takes about an hour.

Shana Wood with the Oklahoma Blood Institute says donations tail off at this time of year, when they really need them most.

"People are traveling, they are on vacation and they don't really think about donating blood but this is when more accidents happen, especially when people are going to the lake," Wood told News 12.

The blood drives continue Thursday in Durant at Durant City Hall.

The KXII All-American Blood Drives continue at the following locations:

11 a.m. -6 p.m. June 29, All American Blood Drive-Bryan County & City of Durant Durant at Durant City Hall

11 a.m. -6 p.m. June 30, All American Blood Drive-Ardmore at Shops of Ardmore

11 a.m. -6 p.m. June 30, KXII Blood Drive at KXII Sherman Studios

11 a.m. -6 p.m. July 3, All American Blood Drive-Tishomingo at FBC-Tishomingo

11 a.m. 6 p.m. July 5, All American Blood Drive-Atoka at Atoka School Cafetorium

11 a.m. -6 p.m. July 5, All American Blood Drive-Sulphur at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital

11 a.m. -6 p.m. July 7, All American Blood Drive-Kingston at Landmark Bank in Kingston

9 a.m. -6 p.m. July 7, All American Blood Drive-Ada at Ada Agriplex