Northwestern's one-day blood drive set for Dec. 2

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Northwestern's one-day blood drive set for Dec. 2

November 22, 2010

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) for a blood drive 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2. All healthy adults, 16 and older are eligible to give.  All blood donors will receive a pair of OBI fleece gloves and free health screenings.

“One in three people will need blood in a lifetime,” said John Armitage, president and CEO for the Oklahoma Blood Institute. “It could be a friend, neighbor, even a family member we are helping by taking one hour to provide life-saving blood.”

All OBI donors also are encouraged to download OBI’s free iPhone application. With the GiVE BLOOD app, donors can count down until their next donation, find the nearest OBI blood donation location and make an appointment. All donors who show they have downloaded the GiVE BLOOD app will receive a free iPhone cover.

Blood donations can be made every 56 days.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, contact Denise Bay, special events coordinator, at dhbay@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8178.

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