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OCCF Blood Drive, May 13

May 7, 2024 | Community

Come help save a life with OBI at OCCF! Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling is recommended.

Monday, May 13, 2024
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation (directions)
Bloodmobile, Free parking in rear of building

Appointments

Make sure you’re in.

Donor Express

Pre-screen on May 13 only:

Blood Drive Pro Tips:

  • Anyone is welcome above age 16 and in good health (see requirements).
  • Fashionable blood donors already know: wear a shirt with sleeves that can be rolled up above your elbows, or a short-sleeve or sleeveless top.
  • Eat a healthy meal, avoiding fatty foods like hamburgers, fries or ice cream.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water (or other nonalcoholic drink) before your appointment.
  • Bring a friend! Lend each other support, have a nice catch-up chat, and save lives at the same time!
  • Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read while you donate.  It usually takes less than 30 minutes.
  • After your donation, don’t drink alcohol for 4 hours or smoke for 30 minutes.
  • For the rest of the day, don’t do any heavy lifting or exercise. If the needle stick starts to bleed, apply pressure and raise your arm straight up for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
  • Keep your bandage on for a couple hours after you donate.