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Oklahoma Blood Institute is partnering with Heavener High School to host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday in the Home Economics room.
OBI provide all blood needed by patients in Choctaw Nation Health Care System and 140 others across the state.
Sign up in Ms. Wileyâ€™s room. All students must have signed permission slips.
Each donor giving Monday will receive an OBI T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Reward Points. Donors may choose to forgo the T-shirt to support the Global Blood Fund, which provides supplies and equipment for blood centers in the worldâ€™s poorest countries.
Although all blood types are needed, those with O-negative type blood are especially encouraged to donate. According to AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks), those with O-negative blood type make up only nine percent of the national population; however, O-negative blood can be used by anyone in urgent need.