As Bedlam nears, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and First Baptist Church of Heavener are giving area residents the opportunity to get their game on. Each donor from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 will receive the choice of an OU or OSU T-shirt.
All donors will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Bedlam football game in Norman.
All healthy adults, 16 years and older are encouraged to give. Donations take about an hour and can be made every 56 days.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is Oklahoma’s blood center, exclusively providing every drop of blood needed by patients in 141 medical facilities across the state.
Donors can opt to forgo the T-shirts. Funds designated for them will be directed to an international charity, Global Blood Fund. It is a nonprofit that provides blood center technology and supplies to struggling blood centers around the world so they can meet local needs through voluntary blood donation.
“As we get fired up for this great Bedlam rivalry, surely we can get just as passionate about saving lives of our neighbors and friends,” said John Armitage, M.D., Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “People are counting on us to step up and give.”
Appointments are encouraged and can be made at obi.org or by calling (918) 721-5023 or (479) 652-2364.