Red Cross warns of blood shortage, asks for donations in Oklahoma

Hurricane Sandy has resulted in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations. Blood drives are scheduled starting Thursday in several counties in central Oklahoma
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 31, 2012
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Blood drive schedule:

Cleveland County

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House, 701 College Ave. in Norman.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House, 701 College Ave.

2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at American Red Cross Norman Chapter, 1205 Halley Drive.

Logan County

1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 58, 123 N First St. in Guthrie.

Payne County

1 to 6 p.m. Monday at American Red Cross Stillwater Chapter, 114 W. Eighth Ave.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Oklahoma State University's Gamma Phi Beta House, 1405 W Third St.

Pottawatomie County

12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 501 N Broadway in Shawnee.

How to Help

The Red Cross has mobilized disaster volunteers and is providing safe shelter from Hurricane Sandy to thousands of people in the storm's path.

To help people affected by disasters, make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions can also be sent to a local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.