With the Bedlam football game approaching, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is giving everyone the chance to get their game on. Each blood donor at Jackson County Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, will receive a 2015 special edition OU or OSU T-shirt. All will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2015 Bedlam football game in Stillwater.*
All healthy adults, 16 years and older**, are urged to give. Donations take about an hour and can be made every 56 days.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is Oklahoma’s blood center, exclusively providing every drop of blood needed by patients in 150 medical facilities across the state.
Donors can opt to forgo the T-shirts. Funds designated for them will be directed to an international charity, Global Blood Fund. It is a nonprofit that provides blood center technology and supplies to struggling blood centers around the world so they can meet local needs through voluntary blood donation.
“It’s easy to get fired up about this great Bedlam rivalry. Surely, we can get just as passionate about saving lives of our neighbors and friends,” said Daren Coats, Oklahoma Blood Institute Vice President. “Patients fighting for their lives are counting on us to step up and give.”
Appointments are encouraged and can be made at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777.
*Blood donation is voluntary, and no contribution, donation, purchase or payment is necessary to enter prize drawing.
**16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18-year-olds and older must weigh at least 110 pounds