Northwestern to play host to blood drive Feb. 11-12

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Northwestern to play host to blood drive Feb. 11-12

February 5, 2013

The surge in the flu and other common winter illnesses has Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) ready for ‘double trouble.’ Northwestern Oklahoma State University is ready to help with the cause by playing host to a two-day blood drive on Monday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room.

“If you’re well you are needed to stand in the gap for those who aren’t at the Northwestern blood drive,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO.

“With more hospitalized, the need for blood often increases,” Armitage said. “At the same time, some regular blood donors are coming down with viruses or the flu and temporarily can’t give. It can be a real challenge.”

Anyone, who is 16 years and older and healthy, can donate and receive an OBI T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards points.

Students who wish to volunteer during the blood drive should contact Rachel Stewart, special events coordinator, at (580) 327-8178 or rsstewart@nwosu.edu.

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