Blood drive coming to Heavener FBC

Get in the holiday spirit by donating blood with Our Blood Institute to save lives and receive your free, Grinch-themed long-sleeve T-shirt.

Donate during the months of November and December to receive your Grinch shirt, featuring Grinch holding a blood drop. 

Individuals aged sixteen and up are urged to give blood at the Heavener Community Blood Drive at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

“Our donors have continued to ensure that the local blood supply is able to meet the demand,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Our Blood Institute. “This year, we continued to face challenges and obstacles. As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you to take just an hour out of your busy schedule to give the precious gift of life this holiday season.”   

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can give blood. Donation typically takes only about an hour, and one donation saves up to three lives. Appointments to donate can be made online at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. Walk-ins are also welcome.  

*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.  

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