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OBI has emergency need for blood donors following Ice Storm

Due to the recent Ice Storm that made an impact across a large portion of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Blood Institute has an emergency need for all blood donors!

The damaging ice storm in our service area depleted the already strained blood supply. Give blood ASAP. Please call 877-340-8777 or click here to make a life-saving appointment: https://bit.ly/37OjLFi

At this time, there are no scheduled blood drives for the Ponca City area. However, there are three blood drives coming up east in the Bartlesville area. This includes the Washington Park Mall from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, Wesleyan Christian School & First Wesleyan Church from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 9 and at BSA Cherokee Area Council on Nov. 10 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

We will update if any new blood drives are scheduled.

*16-year-olds 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. Photo ID required. This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for use by authorized laboratories. The test has been authorized only for the detection of the IgG antibody against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.*Must be 18-years-old or older to receive antibody test.