OKC First Responders Team With Oklahoma Blood Institute For 4th 'Boots And Badges' Blood Drive

Saturday, July 24th 2021, 6:23 am
By: News 9


The OKC police and Fire Departments are hosting their fourth annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive.

Donors will be able to give blood, interact with first responders, and pick up a free T-shirt. Organizers say anyone who donates will have access to their choice of tickets to Frontier City, Safari Joes H2O, or Science Museum Oklahoma.

OHP Trooper Rocky Barnes says he knows just how important the gift of blood can be after getting into an accident while escorting a fallen officer.

"I would not be here without that blood donation. Anniversaries, my children's birthdays, day things that you take for granted that I absolutely wouldn't have been around for," said Barnes.

The drive is being held at Riversport OKC from 07:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information about the blood drive visit OBI.org