Norman Regional Health System hosts blood drives

BY LESLIE GAMBLE, Oklahoma Blood Institute Modified: October 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm •  Published: October 4, 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**, can typically donate blood. Blood can be given every 56 days. To find out more or make an appointment to donate, call (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.

** 16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission, 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, 18 years old and above must weigh at least 110 pounds.