OBI partners with 2 OKC attractions to boost blood supply

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is partnering with two Oklahoma attractions to help boost the blood supply this spring.

Those who donate blood with the Oklahoma Blood Institute in March will receive a free t-shirt and their choice of free admission to the Oklahoma City Zoo or the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Tickets can be used throughout the rest of the year.

March has historically been a tough month for blood donations as many people are busy traveling for spring break and taking advantage of the warmer weather. Unfortunately, these factors have a negative impact on the blood supply. OBI needs 1,200 donors a day to maintain an adequate blood supply.

“We take our role as a community blood provider very seriously,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Blood Institute. “Our blood supply is a vital part of our health care system, so we are extremely grateful to partners like the OKC Zoo and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their partnership in ensuring we have a blood supply. healthy for patients in need. .”

Anyone in good health and aged 16* or over can donate blood. The donation usually only takes about an hour and one donation saves up to three lives. Donation appointments can be made online at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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