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Donate blood at the Oklahoma Blood Institute location, receive delicious cinnamon rolls

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – This Christmas season you can have two wonderful things: the joy of being given the gift of life and a delicious batch of cinnamon rolls.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is handing out half a dozen Okarche’s Old Fashioned cinnamon rolls to blood donors for each person who donates at the OBI blood donation center December 13-19 and December 26-January 2, according to a news release. of the OBI.

Currently, blood donation is essential and the staff of the Blood Institute hope the cinnamon rolls will be an attractive delicacy for potential donors.

“We needed help replenishing our blood supply after sending blood units to Kentucky in response to the tornadoes,” said Dr John Armitage, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Blood Institute. recently”. “The holidays are also the busiest time of the year and people are no longer in the usual habit of donating blood.”

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Blood donors receive cinnamon rolls and a festive shirt.

Donors can also choose between two navy blue long-sleeved, movie-themed t-shirts inspired by beloved vacations. Christmas story and Home alone. Donors will also receive a free COVID-19 antibody test, available while supplies run out.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute, a local, nonprofit blood supplier, supports inventory for patients at more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities, and ambulances statewide.

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years of age or older can donate blood.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to donate blood, but people who have been vaccinated can donate immediately if they feel well.

“Blood donation usually only takes about an hour and a single blood donation saves up to three lives,” said the OBI staff.

Donation appointments can be made online at OBI.org or by calling (877) 340-8777.

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