To show their community and school spirit, blood donors can give with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). MercyHospitalEl Reno is sponsoring a blood drive, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14.
Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provides every drop of blood needed by patients in Mercy Hospital El Reno. Some 140 other medical facilities across the state rely on OBI donors to provide life-saving blood for their patients.
Each blood donor, 16 years or older*, will receive the choice of a free University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University donor T-shirt and be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2013 Bedlam football game in Stillwater.**
“Someone needs blood every two seconds, and since blood can only be used for 42 days, we constantly need people to donate,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “This ongoing need is why we are asking El Reno- area residents to come to this blood drive and give.”