Oklahoma Blood Institute seeks heroes to save lives

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Oklahoma Blood Institute is celebrating 40 years of saving local lives through blood donation, and needs hero donors to roll up their sleeves and give their unique, life-saving gift this spring. Join Frederick Community at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Healthy adults age 16 and older, can give blood from 12:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 301 E. Grand Ave. in Frederick. Donors will receive a free, vintage-style 40th anniversary “Hero” T-shirt in their choice of color — blue, purple or green.

In 1977, Oklahoma Blood Institute made a commitment to be the donor-to-patient lifeline, providing hope, healing and comfort to local patients. Oklahoma Blood Institute is a nonprofit, independent blood center that now serves more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide.

“Oklahoma Blood Institute is dedicated to continuing our legacy of health, service, community and innovation,” said Daren Coats, vice president of Western Division Operations. “Forty years ago, Oklahoma Blood Institute was established with the goal of saving local lives and serving our local hospitals. We could not accomplish that without the real heroes, our selfless blood donors.”

For more information, visit obi.org or call 877-340-8777.

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