Lowe's to host summer blood drive Aug. 24 in Yukon
YUKON -- Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) can not only give back with their donation, but can also further pediatric medical research. OBI will host a blood drive with Lowe’s from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, at 1605 Garth Brooks Blvd.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older* is encouraged to donate. Donors will receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo, a “Feel Wild” summer T-shirt and Donor Rewards points.
Donors who wish to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals - locally, through Children’s Hospital Foundation -- can forgo the “Feel Wild” T-shirt and, in turn, OBI will make a monetary donation of similar value to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. It’s a chance to doubly-give to Oklahoma children battling critical health conditions -- through the life-saving gift of blood and also through support for pediatric medical research, community outreach and treatment initiatives.
“There will be children who need blood in the coming weeks as a result of life-threatening health issues,” said Dr. John Armitage, Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “They are counting on you to give. The need for blood impacts all ages, often unexpectedly as a result of accident or illness.”