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  • Blood drives

  • Local blood drives scheduled for March 21.
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  • FireLake Casino and Grand Casino have slated blood drives with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) at these locations:
    FireLake Casino, Friday, March 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. All donors will receive $10 Bonus Play to the FireLake Casinoo.
    Grand Casino Event Center, Friday, March 21, between 1 and 6 p.m. All donors will receive $10 Match Play to be used at Grand Casino.
    “Instead of donors receiving an appreciation item, they have the chance to ‘doubly’ give,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and CEO. “They will save lives of those in our area hospitals, and also make a difference for blood centers lacking even the basics.”
    Global Blood Fund is a nonprofit that supports struggling blood centers abroad. Equipment and supplies, often unavailable in certain countries, are provided through the charity. To date, blood centers in Mexico, Haiti, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Armenia and Japan have been able to elevate their services to local patients through voluntary blood donors.
    All donors receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable online for gift cards and merchandise.
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