Claremore Daily Progress

June 3, 2013

RSU hosts Summer Blood Drive June 11

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Claremore Progress


Rogers State University will host a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on June 11 in the Centennial Center.
Donors will experience the satisfaction of saving as many as three peoples’ lives!  Each will receive a voucher, redeemable for two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and an OBI T-shirt, featuring the zoo’s fierce lion.
“Summer is a time for fun, including visits to the zoo,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and CEO, “but first, we can ease concerns for those in our area that rely on blood donors by taking just an hour to give.”
Since there is no substitute for human blood, supplies must constantly be renewed. Oklahoma Blood Institute provides every drop of blood needed by patients in 144 state medical facilities including Claremore Indian Hospital.
Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age* can usually give blood, and donations can be made every 56 days. Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable in OBI’s online store, are also provided to donors. 
Through a special initiative to support the Global Blood Fund (GBF), any donor can forgo the T-shirt offered in appreciation for giving.