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

“One in three people will need blood in a lifetime,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “That is why we are asking everyone to show community support through blood donation along with their school spirit during football season.”

Anyone, 16 years or older typically can donate blood. Blood can be given every 56 days. To find out more, or to make an appointment to donate, call Natalie Hendrix at 350-2630, thye Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777, or visit www.obi.org.

Blood donation is voluntary, and no contribution, donation, purchase, or payment is necessary to enter prize drawing.

Those 16 years old must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission. All 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds. Those 18 and older must weigh at least 110 pounds.