Do your part: Donate blood
January is National Blood Donor Month
Did you know blood transfusions are the most frequent procedure performed in hospitals? January is National Blood Donor Month and Oklahoma Blood Institute is encouraging eligible individuals to donate blood in 2021.
“Oklahomans really did their part throughout a tough 2020 to ensure the local blood supply despite the numerous challenges, and we thank them for their selflessness,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “We urge you make a resolution to take just an hour out of your busy schedule to give the precious gift of life—and offer families hope, healing and comfort this new year.”
Blood donation typically takes about an hour and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments are preferred and walk-ins will be managed as schedules allow. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors. Blood donors during the month of January will receive a free, long-sleeved “2021 Fingers Crossed” t-shirt.