PLC to sponsor blood drive Oct. 2-3

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PLC to sponsor blood drive Oct. 2-3

October 1, 2012

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) encourages all healthy Alva-area residents to donate blood at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Wednesday, Oct. 3. The President’s Leadership Class is sponsoring this drive.

Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for merchandise in OBI’s online store.

Some 140 other medical facilities across the state rely solely on OBI to provide life-saving blood for their patients.

Any donor who wishes to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can forgo the T-shirt. In turn, OBI will make a monetary donation of similar value to Children’s Hospital Foundation. It’s a chance to ‘doubly give’ to children battling critical health conditions through the life-saving gift of blood.

“One in three people will need blood in a lifetime,” said John Armitage, president and CEO of OBI. “That is why it is important to donate every 56 days for patients in our local hospitals who need blood to survive.”

For more information about the blood drive at Northwestern or to volunteer for the event, contact Rachel Stewart, special events coordinator, at (580) 327-8178 or