ARDMORE, OK - Having just recovered from a blood emergency in February, the Oklahoma Blood Institute says last week’s bout of winter weather caused the cancellation of over 1,000 units of blood. With Spring Break approaching and their blood supply sitting at a very low level, OBI is asking every eligible donor to give blood as soon as possible.
OBI's Ardmore donor center is open weekdays from 8-5, and on Saturday from 8-12.
According to the AABB: “Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so annually.” Yet, 1 in 7 patients entering the hospital will require blood products.
The most common reasons for not giving blood are “they weren’t aware it was needed” and “I don’t have time”.
Also, often people wrongly assume that they would not be a suitable blood donor – diabetes, high blood pressure, tattoos, medications. OBI asks you call 877-340-8777 if you are unsure
Upcoming Blood Drives:
Drive Date_____________City____Sponsor Name________________________Start Time____End Time
Thurs, March 13, 2014___Milburn__Milburn Community @Milburn High School___3:15 PM______8:00 PM
Thurs, March 13, 2014___Lindsay__Lindsay Community___________________11:30 AM______6:00 PM
Thurs, March 13, 2014___Ardmore _Ardmore Public Schools, Admin Offices_____9:00 AM______1:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014___Thackerville_Chickasaw Enterprises Travelstop______7:00 AM______2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014___Madill____Madill Community @ Walmart___________12:00 PM______5:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014____Ardmore__DOT Foods, Inc______________________12:00 PM______3:30 PM
Sat, March 15, 2014______Healdton__Dollar General - Healdton______________11:00 AM______3:00 PM
Sun, March 16, 2014_____Ardmore___Calvary Christian Fellowship____________9:00 AM______12:00 PM
Tues, March 18, 2014 ____Kingston__Family Care Center of Kingston__________1:00 PM_______3:30 PM
Tues, March 18, 2014 ____Durant____Roll-Offs of America___________________8:00 AM______11:00 AM
Tues, March 18, 2014____Marietta___Love County Community @ Mercy Health___11:30 AM______4:30 PM
Weds, March 19, 2014___Durant____Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma___1:30 PM______5:30 PM
Thurs, March 20, 2014___Tish_____Tishomingo Community @ Landmark Bank___9:00 AM______3:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014___Madill____Landmark Bank of Madill_________________11:30 AM_____4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014__Calera___First Baptist Church Calera________________9:00 AM______1:00 PM