The Altus Times is participating in the Monday, April 18 Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Blood Donor Challenge.
Residents are urged to join the Altus Times during this Blood Donor Challenge with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) that involves other local media. This drive will be giving those who have never saved lives through blood donation the chance to step up and help local patients because all blood provided to patients in area hospitals is given by donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute. And, each donation can save as many as three patients’ lives. Some 154 hospitals across the state rely on OBI donors exclusively.
What we need you to do when you register to donate on Monday is to say that you heard about the drive through the Altus Times.
This “Battle of the Media” blood drive has various media from Altus and the surrounding area competing to see who can draw in the most donors. Of course the Altus Times readers are the best and will come out to support us. Thanks guys!
The blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the community center on Falcon Road.
Other media members participating are Fuchs Radio, KEY-B, and Monarch Broadcasting.
Aside from helping out those who desperately need blood, and racking up some donor numbers for the Altus Times, you will also be earning yourself a free T-shirt by donating.
Donors wishing to make an international impact as well as a local one can support Global Blood Fund (GBF). It is a charity aimed at ending severe blood shortages in countries where, each year, 200,000 die simply due to a lack of safe blood. By giving up their T-shirts, donors enable OBI to financially contribute to GBF to make training, supplies and technology available for their struggling blood centers.
Call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org for an appointment to donate. Walk-ins are welcome.
Hope to see you there!
* 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