Northwestern hopes for successful blood drive

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Northwestern hopes for successful blood drive

September 25, 2009

Healthy students, employees and community members, 17 and older, are encouraged to donate blood at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7 and 8, or at Northwestern-Enid on Friday, Oct. 9.

Donations at the Alva campus can be made from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Student Center Ranger Room, and at Enid in the Commons Area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Along with a free t-shirt, donors also will receive free health screenings and Members for Life points to redeem at the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store.

“One in three people will need blood in a lifetime,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI’s president and CEO. “That is why it’s important to donate blood every 56 days.”

“We appreciate Northwestern for setting the bar high, and providing tremendous support for the blood needs of Oklahomans,” Armitage said.

On the Alva campus contact Denise Bay, special events coordinator, at or (580) 327-8178, to volunteer for this event or with questions regarding the blood drive. For questions about the blood drive at Northwestern-Enid, contact Lori Coonrod, student services coordinator, at or (580) 213-3147.