UCO will host blood drive Dec. 12
EDMOND --- University of Central Oklahoma Volunteer and Service Learning Center invites all Edmond-area residents to get in the giving spirit by donating life-saving blood. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will conduct a blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nigh Center Heritage Room on 100 N University Drive.
Each donor will receive an OBI T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for items in OBI’s online store. Any donor who wishes to support the Global Blood Fund can forgo the T-shirt. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary contribution of similar value to the Global Blood Fund.
It’s a chance to ‘doubly give’ by saving a life locally, and making safe blood available in the world’s poorest countries.
“We’re blessed to be surrounded by giving people who respond when they know of a need,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “The gift of blood is a life-saving one. It’s difficult to think of anything more important that we personally can do.”
Because there is no substitute for blood, the supply must constantly be renewed.