Oklahoma Blood Institute Hosting Blood Drive This Saturday
This Saturday, August 29th 2020 (08-29-20) the OBI (Oklahoma Blood Institute) will be hosting a blood drive at Legend Driven, located at 5002 N.W. Cache Road. The blood drive will take place from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
The OBI is in desperate need of blood and plasma donors. We're facing a community, state and even National blood shortage. The 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 it's 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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and all it's brought in the way of self-quarantining, shelter in place orders, closures, cancellations, unemployment plus the general fear of just getting out and about has all added up to reduce the blood supply.
All blood donors will be entered for a chance to win a one-week dream getaway to Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, provided by Fundraisingtrips.org.
- Appointments are needed to participate to help ensure social distancing
- All Oklahoma Blood Institute staff will wear face masks
- All donors will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided if needed.
- Temperatures will be taken of all donors and staff before entering the blood drive.