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Blood drive in Yukon to benefit Barry McCurley

BY LESLIE GAMBLE, Oklahoma Blood Institute Modified: October 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012

YUKON -- Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Monday, Oct. 22.

Yukon Middle School is sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m., at 801 Garth Brooks Blvd. Blood donation credits from this drive will be offered to Barry McCurley’s family to help defer the cost of blood needed by McCurley.

In addition, each blood donor will receive the choice of a free University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University blood donor T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2012 Bedlam football game.*

Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provides every drop of blood needed by patients in all hospitals in the metro-OKC area. Some 140 other medical facilities across the state rely solely on OBI donors to provide life-saving blood for their patients.

Any donor who prefers to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals -- locally, Children’s Hospital Foundation - can forgo the T-shirt. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation of similar value to Children’s Hospital Foundation.

It’s a chance to "doubly give" to local children battling critical health conditions – through the life-saving gift of blood and support for pediatric medical research, community outreach and treatment initiatives.

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