You could help save a life here in Southwest Oklahoma and support the Ukrainian blood banks during a time of war by donating blood today at the OBI (Oklahoma Blood Institute). Going on now until Thursday, March 31st (03-31-22) the OBI will donate $10.00 to the Global Blood Fund that will go to support Ukrainian blood banks for every person who donates blood and forgoes a t-shirt. You'll also receive a sticker and a support Ukraine Global Blood Fund card with your donation. You'll be helping to save lives around the globe.

Donors should visit or call 877-340-8777 to schedule an appointment. Most adults 16+ and in good health can donate and it only takes about an hour or so to do. The Oklahoma Blood Institute is located at 211 S.W. A Avenue in downtown Lawton. They're open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-am until 6:00-pm, Friday 8:00-am to 5:00-pm and Saturday from 8:00-am to 2:00-pm. You can also call (580)-350-6100 for more information and to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome. Oklahoma Blood Institute Lawton Oklahoma Blood Institute Lawton

There's always a need for donations. The blood supply faces constant need and requires replenishing regularly. Blood and blood products have a shelf life and are perishable. Meaning if blood donors don't donate, the supply runs out. The need for blood is great and its uses in various medical applications are invaluable. From life-saving transfusions in emergency situations, surgeries of all types, cancer treatments, and more. By donating you're literally helping to save a life, possibly a friend, family member, or neighbor.

So do your part and donate blood today. You'll be helping to save lives right here in Southwest Oklahoma and in Ukraine. Both are in desperate need of blood and blood products so you'll be doing a lot of good around the world. Stay up to date with all the latest news by visiting the official OBI Facebook page here.

Fun & Kid Friendly Oklahoma Vacation Destinations

Far too often, some bored Karen whose only personality trait is complaining about everything will say something along the lines of "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma..." That's simply not true. There is a ton of stuff to do in Oklahoma that you and the kids will love, you just have to know where to find that stuff and have the gumption to hop off the couch and go do some of it.

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.

The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.

If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

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