The Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, June 21, in the College Union.
Students and faculty alike are participating in a life-saving cause by donating to the OBI.
Pre-nursing major Jackie Adams participated in the drive on its first day, June 20.
“I work at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital as a nursing tech with people in need of blood,” Adams said. “It’s a privilege to give to others.”
Some blood types — such as Type O — are in high demand.
According to the American Red Cross, “Type O blood is the universal blood type and is the only blood type that can be transfused to patients with other blood types.”
OCCC student Deanna Hempel said she gave because she knows every blood donation is crucial.
“I wanted to save three lives, and I have type O negative blood,” Hempel said.
Blood donors will receive two free passes to the zoo and a T-shirt.
For more information on giving blood, visit the OBI website at www.obi.org.