News 9, OBI Host Holiday Blood Drive Monday

Monday, December 19th 2011, 10:18 pm
By: News 9

News 9 and the Oklahoma Blood Institute opened our doors for our holiday blood drive this Monday.

During the holidays, blood banks run low because people get busy with the holidays and stop donating this time of year.

"You really never know when you're gonna need blood. In a split second something can happen and you can be in need of that blood. If it were me, I would want that blood to be on the shelf whenever I needed it. I'm going to donate so other people can have that chance too," said Lindsay Cobb with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Many of the people at Monday's event were seasoned veterans when it comes to giving blood. Donors also had the chance to win one of two one-thousand dollar gift cards.

Alan Moore and Matthew St. John are the lucky winners.