Poteau Community Blood Drive

Destini Hutchinson, left, donates blood with the aid of Oklahoma Blood Institute technician Amanda Hyatt during Tuesday’s Poteau Community Blood Drive at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. This was the first of three blood drives that will happen within a week’s time. There will be a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Howe High School. While walk-ins are welcome, making appointments are preferred. To make a blood donation appointment, call (877) 340-8777 or go online to www.obi.org. To make a convalescent plasma donation appointment, call (888) 308-3924 or go online to coviddonor@obi.org.

PDN photo by David Seeley