The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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February 26, 2014

OBI to unveil new bloodmobile Friday

ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma Blood Institute will throw a party Friday to celebrate its newest Enid-based bloodmobile.

Members of the public can get a tour of the wheeled donor center, take in a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and enjoy a light lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Enid donor center, 301 E. Cherokee.

The state-of-the-art bloodmobile is expected to log many miles traveling the northwest region of the state, making it more convenient for people throughout the area to donate blood.  

“We especially want to extend our appreciation to our Northwest Oklahoma Blood Institute board of directors for securing the funding for this spectacular new bloodmobile,” said Tania Warnock, executive director of the Enid donor center. “Their efforts have empowered us to help those desperately needing blood in all hospitals across our region.”

OBI blood donors supply every drop of blood needed by patients in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, as well as 140 other medical facilities throughout Oklahoma. An average of 600 donors are needed every day to keep up with demand.

Appointments to donate are not required but can be made by calling (877) 340-8777 or going to obi.org.

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