Enid, Woodward campuses to play host to blood drives

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Enid, Woodward campuses to play host to blood drives

September 6, 2012 

Each fall Northwestern Oklahoma State University teams up with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to play host to blood drives. In September, Northwestern will have two blood drives, one in Enid and the other in Woodward.

All healthy Woodward-area residents are encouraged to donate blood with OBI from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 13, at 2007 34th Street. This drive will be held in Northwestern-Woodward’s Commons Area.

Donors in the Enid area will have the chance to donate blood at Northwestern-Enid from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at 2929 E. Randolph, in the Commons Area.

Each donor will not only be saving up to three lives by giving, but also receiving a commemorative blood donor T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for items in OBI’s online store.

Any donor who wishes to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can forgo the T-shirt. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation of similar value to Children’s Hospital Foundation. It’s a chance to “doubly give” to local children battling critical health conditions – through the life-saving gift of blood and support for pediatric medical research, community outreach and treatment initiatives.

On Oct. 2-3, Alva-area residents can donate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This two-day blood drive is sponsored by the President’s Leadership Class.

“Someone needs blood every two seconds,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “This constant need is why we are asking residents to donate blood.”

For information about the Northwestern-Enid blood drive, contact Lori Coonrod, student services coordinator, at (580) 213-3147 or lacoonrod@nwosu.edu. At Northwestern-Woodward, contact Charlie Burns, campus coordinator of ITV/events coordinator, at (580) 254-2503 or cgburns@nwosu.edu. Contact Rachel Stewart, special events coordinator, at (580) 327-8178 or rsstewart@nwosu.edu with any questions regarding the Northwestern-Alva blood drive.