Ponca City Fish Fry Event to host All-American Blood Drive June 28
Beverly Bryant - June 19, 2019 3:11 pm
To keep the blood supply strong through the summer months, the Oklahoma Blood Institute needs Ponca City residents to make donation a priority.
An All-American blood drive, sponsored by the Fish Fry Event, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Woodlands Christian Church, 1400 East Hartford.
Two tickets to an Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball game will be awarded to every person who gives blood.
Each donor also will receive their choice of a voucher for one free entry to Science Museum Oklahoma or for two free entries to Safari Joe’s H20 Water and Adventure Park and a “Summer Vibes” T-shirt.
Anyone, age 16 and older* and, generally in good health, can donate blood. Those who are 16 must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.
“The summer months, in addition to the recent severe flooding and upcoming Independence Day holiday, put incredible stress on the blood supply for patients in our state,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “We are grateful for all donors who can take time before and during the holiday week to help Oklahomans who will need blood throughout the summer.”
Oklahoma Blood Institute’s volunteer donors provide every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances across Oklahoma.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood at this drive, call 1-877-340-8777, or visit www.obi.org.