Blood drive to be held March 6-7 at Northwestern-Woodward

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Blood drive to be held March 6-7 at Northwestern-Woodward

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Woodward campus is partnering with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to ask all area residents to give blood on Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at a blood drive that will occur at 2007 34th Street in Woodward.

“March poses challenges in meeting area hospitals’ needs,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and CEO. “The need for blood never takes a break.”

By donating blood, donors can feel good about helping to save someone else’s life. As an added bonus, each blood donor receives an OBI T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Reward Points.
Although all blood types are needed, those with O-negative type blood are especially encouraged to donate.

According to the American Association of Blood Banks, those with O-negative blood type make up only 9 percent of the national population. However, O-negative blood can be used by anyone in an emergency situation, regardless of type.

Providing every drop of blood needed by patients in 140 medical facilities across the state, Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America.

Contact Charlie Burns, campus coordinator of ITV/events coordinator, with questions about the blood drive or to volunteer at (580) 254-2503 or