Northwestern to play host to Blood Drive June 19

June 6, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the Student Center Ranger Room.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the Student Center Ranger Room.

Northwestern Upward Bound program members are sponsoring the event.

All blood donors will receive a free limited edition “Summer Vibes” t-shirt, free health screenings and donor rewards points.

Free pizza will be available, and all donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Donors also will receive their choice of a voucher for free admission to Science Museum Oklahoma for one entry or a voucher for free admission to Safari Joe’s H20 Water Park for two entries.

Donors will need a photo ID available to give blood.

If donors choose to not take the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization helping secure supplies and bloodmobiles for blood centers in developing countries.

Devastating flooding, tornadoes and canceled blood drives have severely impacted OBI’s supply of blood. Blood donors are needed urgently to help rebuild the inventory.

OBI officials say that one blood donation can save as many as three lives and takes only about an hour to give. Blood donations can be made every 56 days. Approximately 1,200 volunteer blood donors are needed each day to maintain the supply for patients in Oklahoma.

To make an appointment, volunteer or have questions answered please contact Jaunita Dotson, Upward Bound director, at (580) 327-8113 or jrdotson@nwosu.edu.

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