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June 13, 2014

Number of blood drives coming up

Woodward, Okla. — Several opportunities to donate blood are coming up in Woodward over the next week.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute will be taking donations at the following places and times:

Tuesday, June 17 - Woodward Regional Hospital, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18 - Pioneer Room, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18 - Woodward Bank 7, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 20 - K-101 Center, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, June 20 - Woodward Walmart, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The blood drive at the Pioneer Room is the annual Guns 'N Hoses blood drive contest between the Woodward law enforcement and the fire department.

Donors will receive a Guns 'N Hoses t-shirt in addition to saving up to 3 lives with their donation.

At the other blood drives, donors will receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City zoo as well as a t-shirt featuring the zoo's snow leopard.

Through a special initiative donors can forgo the t-shirt and in turn the OBI will make a monetary donation of similar value to Global Blood Fund to support blood donor centers in underserved countries.

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age can donate (16 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and 18-plus year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds).

The OBI provides every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 150 medical facilities across Oklahoma.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visit www.obi.org.

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