Blood supplies dwindle in Oklahoma due to wintry storm

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is asking for help. A blood emergency has been declared by the institute in Oklahoma due to a decline in donations
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 6, 2013

OBI encourages all Oklahomans, age 16 and older, who are able to safely travel to donate blood when weather conditions allow.

“Dangerous weather conditions create a situation where the statewide demand for blood strains our supply and makes it difficult for our regular donors to travel. We're urging Oklahomans to show their community spirit and get out and donate blood when possible,” Armitage states. 

Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City will host a blood supply recovery drive Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors are asked to use the lower level, southeast entrance to the mall.

The following donor centers will be open for extended hours Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Ada,1930 Stonecipher Blvd.,

Ardmore, 1420 Veterans Blvd.,

Central OKC, 901 N. Lincoln Blvd.,

Edmond, 3409 S. Broadway, Ste. 300,

Enid, 301 E. Cherokee,  

Lawton, 211 S.W. A Ave.,

Norman, 1004 24th Ave. N.W., Ste. 101,  

North OKC, 5105 N. Portland Ave.,

Tulsa, 4601 E. 81st St.

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