Recently on a Saturday in Ardmore, OBI provided 23 units of blood, 12 units of plasma and 4 packs of platelets in less than 6 hours… for a SINGLE PATIENT in desperate need. (The average body only has 10 pints of blood.)
It is easy to see how a trauma victim can use up to 100 units of blood in a 24 hour period. As we head into spring break, it is so important that we get the blood supply stable.
Upcoming Blood Drives:
|City||Sponsor Name||Start Time||End Time|
|Thursday, March 13, 2014||Milburn||Milburn Community @Milburn High School||3:15 PM||8:00 PM|
|Thursday, March 13, 2014||Lindsay||Lindsay Community||11:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|Thursday, March 13, 2014||Ardmore||Ardmore Public Schools, Administrative Offices||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Friday, March 14, 2014||Thackerville||Chickasaw Enterprises Travelstop||7:00 AM||2:00 PM|
|Friday, March 14, 2014||Madill||Madill Community @ Walmart||12:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Friday, March 14, 2014||Ardmore||DOT Foods, Inc.||12:00 PM||3:30 PM|
|Saturday, March 15, 2014||Healdton||Dollar General - Healdton||11:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 16, 2014||Ardmore||Calvary Christian Fellowship||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Tuesday, March 18, 2014||Kingston||Family Care Center of Kingston||1:00 PM||3:30 PM|
|Tuesday, March 18, 2014||Durant||Roll-Offs of America||8:00 AM||11:00 AM|
|Tuesday, March 18, 2014||Marietta||Love County Community @ Mercy Health||11:30 AM||4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, March 19, 2014||Durant||Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma||1:30 PM||5:30 PM|
|Thursday, March 20, 2014||Tishomingo||Tishomingo Community @ Landmark Bank||9:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|Friday, March 21, 2014||Madill||Landmark Bank of Madill||11:30 AM||4:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 23, 2014||Calera||First Baptist Church Calera||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
According to the AABB: “Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so annually.” http://www.aabb.org/resources/bct/pages/bloodfaq.aspx
Yet, 1 in 7 patients entering the hospital will require blood products.
The most common reasons for not giving blood are “they weren’t aware it was needed” and “I don’t have time”.
Also, often people wrongly assume that they would not be a suitable blood donor – diabetes, high blood pressure, tattoos, medications… call 877-340-8777 if you are unsure