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OBI Blood Shortage Continues

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Due to winter weather, OBI saw 540 less donors than expected. Due to winter weather, OBI saw 540 less donors than expected.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) said the blood supply shortage continues as blood drives cancel due to winter weather across the state.

OBI declared a blood emergency Friday, February 7th after several donation drives were forced to cancel after three waves of snow and ice surged across Oklahoma. With the schools and businesses closed and icy roads keeping donors indoors, OBI saw 540 less donors than expected.

2/7/14 Related Story: Blood Emergency Declared In OK

OBI encourages donors to visit a blood drive or a local donation center this week. Donor centers will open doors early Monday morning to those who want to give.

Visit the Oklahoma Blood Institute online for locations and hours.

Here is a list of public blood drives open Monday, February 10th:


  • Alva, Northwest Technology Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ardmore Regional Surgery Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cordell High School, Washita County Activities Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Helena Community, Timberlake High School, 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Lone Wolf Community, bloodmobile at 100 Main, 3 to 6:30 p.m.
  • MWC, Walmart at 9011 NE 23rd St., 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Prague Community Hospital, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointment can be made by calling 877-340-8777.


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