Oral Roberts University and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are partnering for a blood drive November 26 to help save the lives of those in area hospitals. The drive, sponsored by KORU, will occur from 10 am to 3 pm on campus at the Fireside, 7777 S Lewis Ave, in Tulsa.

One blood donation can save as many as three lives and it typically takes only an hour to give blood.  This brief act of community service can make a major, life-saving difference.

People 16 years and older* are usually able to give. During November, each blood donor receives an OBI ‘Feel Awesome’ blood donor T-shirt, health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable at OBI’s online store.

If donors prefer, they can forgo the T-shirt to support the Global Blood Fund. Oklahoma Blood Institute will redirect funds for shirts to this charity assisting blood centers in developing countries.

Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 140 Oklahoma medical facilities.  This includes 27 medical facilities in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma.

Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.