KATT kicks off blood drive at Riverwind Casino

FROM OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE Modified: January 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm •  Published: January 7, 2013
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KATT Radio will kick off its 28th year of partnering with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) at Riverwind Casino, Thursday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who are healthy and age 18 or older are encouraged to donate blood in the Showplace Theatre at Riverwind Casino, 1544 W State Highway 9.

Donors at the Riverwind Casino drive will have the first opportunity to receive 28th Annual KATT Blood Drive T-shirts and $10 Wild Card bonus play. KATT DJ Greg Zoobeck will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon.

In 1985, KATT Radio became the first media outlet in the state to partner with Oklahoma Blood Institute to encourage donors to give blood during the critical need month of January. Now, 28 years later, more than 28,515 Oklahomans have given blood at KATT Radio Blood Drives.

“KATT Radio and Riverwind Casino enthusiastically respond to support community needs,” said John Armitage, M.D., Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO.  “In January, our typical, three-day supply of blood for Oklahomans in need, is susceptible to weather that can deter donors. KATT has always stepped up to promote the need to get out and give. Donating at Riverwind will take just an hour to provide life-saving blood.”

One lucky donor will win a Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” Immersion Box Set, courtesy of Capitol Records*!

OBI provides every drop of blood used by patients in some 140 medical facilities in Oklahoma, including those in all hospitals in the metro-Oklahoma City area.  Each donor will also receive an OBI ball cap, health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable for merchandise and gift certificates at OBI’s online store. 

Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit www.obi.org or call (877) 340-8777. 

* Blood donation is voluntary. No donation is necessary to enter prize drawing.

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