While many volunteers generously responded to the emergency call for blood donations from the American Red Cross in July, donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, are still needed this summer. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
Blood and platelets are needed for many reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients and organ transplant recipients, as well as those receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell disease, may depend on lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
The Red Cross, on behalf of the hospitals and patients it serves, appreciates all those who take the time to help save lives.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Tulsa Blood Donation Center
Mon.- Thu. 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fri and Sat 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 10151 E. 11th St.
Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oklahoma Department of Human Service Cherokee County, 1298 W. Fourth St. in Tahlequah, Okla.
Aug. 28 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Jay Community Center, 429 S. Ninth in Jay, Okla.
Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A.D. Stone Student Union, 1000 College Road in Warner, Okla.
Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fine Arts Center, 3200 E. Shawnee in Muskogee, Okla.
Aug. 19 from 1-6 p.m. at Henryetta First Baptist Church, 420 W. Trudgeon in Henryetta, Okla.
Aug. 28 from 1-6 p.m. at Dewar Community Building, 107 N. Broadway in Dewar, Okla.
Aug. 22 from 2-6:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 1007 S. Osage St. in Skiatook, Okla.
Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McAlester Regional Health Center, 1 Clark Bass Blvd. in McAlester, Okla.
Aug. 18 from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 107 E. Will Rogers in Claremore, Okla.
Aug. 18 from 12-3 p.m. at New Hope Church of God, 1904 N. Sioux St. in Claremore, Okla.
Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carlisle Brake & Friction, 1110 W. Tenkiller Road in Catoosa, Okla.
Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Center, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, Okla.
Aug. 17 from 12-4 p.m. at Promenade Mall, 4107 S. Yale Ave. in Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1400 S. Boston in Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boulder Towers, 1437 S. Boulder in Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroad Church of Jenks, 2525 W. Main in Jenks, Okla.
Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Exterran, 20602 E. 81st St. in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Aug. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at Masonic Lodge 165, 1702 W. Broadway in Collinsville, Okla.
Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Owasso, 12451 E. 100th St. North in Owasso, Okla.
Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tucker Energy Services, 12607 E. 60th St. South in Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bailey Education Foundation, 10502 N. 110th East Ave. in Owasso, Okla.
Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coweta High School, 14607 S. 305th East Ave. in Coweta, Okla.
Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wagoner Middle School, 300 N. Ward Ave. in Wagoner, Okla.
Aug. 21 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jane Phillips Medical Center, 3500 E. Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville, Okla.
Aug. 21 from 12-5 p.m. at Jane Phillips Medical Center, 3500 E. Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville, Okla.
Aug. 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Osage Casino, 222 Allen Road in Bartlesville, Okla.
Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
How to donate blood
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.