The Woodward News

Local News

January 10, 2013

Fort Supply hosting blood drive

Woodward, Okla. — FORT SUPPLY - The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Fort Supply High School are partnering to hold a community blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the foyer of the school's new gym.

The blood drive is part of a project sponsored by the school's student council.

"There's a huge need for blood right now," said student council sponsor Kelly Williams. "We hold the drives to try and get more people interested in contributing."

Most people who are healthy and over age 16 may give blood, but certain conditions apply.

A complete list of donor criteria is available at

Donors will get an OBI T-shirt, a health screening and donor reward points, which they may redeem for merchandise from OBI's online store.

Or if they prefer, the donors may forego the T-shirt, and a contribution for its value, about $2, will be made to the OBI-created Global Blood Fund to assist with blood needs in developing countries.

OBI provides blood to more than 140 Oklahoma medical facilities, including Woodward Regional Hospital.

An appointment is not required. But for those wanting to schedule a donation time in advance, they must do so by Jan. 15. Go to the website or call, toll-free, (877) 340-8777 to make an appointment or get more information.

Text Only
Local News
  • Commissioners to act on agreements

    Lawn care will be the focus of action at the Woodward City Commission meeting Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

    April 20, 2014

  • Disaster assistance charity organizing

    The 2012 Woodward tornado did more than just destroy a significant part of Woodward, in an ironic way it helped create a springboard for some who recognized a need for a different kind of disaster assistance.

    April 20, 2014

  • Area school calendars

    School activities for April 21-26

    April 20, 2014

  • Several blood drives coming up

    Local blood donors will have a number of opportunities in the coming weeks to make a life saving donation of blood.

    April 20, 2014

  • Free Financial Fitness Kits available from OSCPA

    April is National Financial Capability Month and the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is observing it's 10th annual Jump$tart Your Money Week, April 20-26.

    April 20, 2014

  • Filing period set for conservation boards

    Woodward County agricultural producer Jerry Hunter is mainly a cattleman.

    April 18, 2014

  • Policy amendment on county agenda

    County Commissioners will approve a new amendment to the Woodward County Employees Personnel Policy Book Monday at the regularly scheduled meeting.

    April 18, 2014

  • Easter services

    A roundup of Easter programs being held by local churches.

    April 17, 2014

  • Western Plains recognized as Certified Healthy Business

    Western Plains Youth and Family Services in Woodward is one of the organizations selected by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program as a Certified Healthy Business.

    April 17, 2014

  • Sod House Museum hosting program

    Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, associate history professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, will be at the Sod House Museum Saturday, April 26 to present an overview and presentation on “Germans from Russia in South America: New Research Frontiers."

    April 17, 2014