Thunderbird Casino sets Nov. 21 blood drive
NORMAN -- Thunderbird Casino and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are partnering for a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to help save the lives of those in area hospitals.
The drive will occur from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15700 E State Hwy 9, Norman.
One blood donation can save as many as three lives. Yet, it typically takes only an hour to give blood. This brief act of community service can make a major, life-saving difference, especially around holidays when the need for blood is greater. People 16 years and older* are usually able to give.
During November, each blood donor receives the choice of an OSU or OU Bedlam blood donor T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable at OBI’s online store. Donors at Thunderbird Casino will also receive $5 Match Play.
If donors prefer, they can forgo the T-shirts to support the Global Blood Fund. Oklahoma Blood Institute will redirect funds for the shirts to this charity assisting blood centers in developing countries.
Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 140 Oklahoma medical facilities. This includes all hospitals in metro Oklahoma City.
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
* 16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission, 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, those 18 and older must weigh at least 110 pounds.
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