“If you could save someone’s life with just a pinch and an hour of your time, would you?” That’s the challenge laid out by Altus High School and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Tuesday, March 29, they will partner to host a “Blood Donor Challenge” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All who participate will get Blood Donor Challenge T-shirts and the good feeling of giving in a way only they can.
“There’s no substitute for blood patients need in local hospitals,” Daren Coats, Vice President Western Division Operations, said. “They are totally reliant on healthy folks to give. Yet, 90 percent of those who can donate* haven’t given in the past year.”
Altus High School is committed to serving the community through the Blood Donor Challenge. Hospitals and medical facilities across Oklahoma depend upon the generosity of groups like this and individual donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute to meet needs 24/7, 365-days-a-year.
Donors can forgo their T-shirts to support Global Blood Fund (GBF). This allows OBI to provide financial support to blood centers in poor countries without basic supplies and enough donors to keep patients in need of blood alive.
Call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org for an appointment to donate. Walk-ins are welcome.
* 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 must weigh at least 110 pounds