Blood Donations Needed

Withthe holiday season in full swing, there is a big need for blooddonations.

UntilDecember 20thKTUL-TV is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to fill thatneed.

Donorsare invited to visit the OBI Tulsa Center, 4601 E 81stSt.

Everyonewho donates, will be entered to win a $500American Express gift card.

It's being provided courtesy of the Bank of Oklahoma,

Itwill be given awayDecember 21st, on Good Day Tulsa.

Allblood donors will receive an OBI ball cap, health screenings andDonor Rewards Points, that are redeemable at OBI's online store.

Takingjust one hour to donate blood, can make the difference of a lifetimefor up to three patients.

Donorswith Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed bypatients in 145 Oklahoma medical facilities.

Thisincludes Saint Francis Health System, Cancer Treatment Center, TulsaSpine and Specialty Hospital, and Tulsa Life Flight among the 27medical facilities served in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma.

TulsaCenter hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 8:30am to 6pm; Wed 8:30 amto 5pm; and Sat 8am to noon.

Appointmentsare not required but can be made by callingOklahomaBlood Institute at 877-340-8777.