Tulsa Red Cross holding holiday blood drive

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Updated: 12/21/2012 11:34 am Published: 12/14/2012 3:19 pm

The Tulsa Red Cross will hold its 7th annual holiday blood drive on December 21st.

The Red Cross is partnering with Green Country first responders, KRMG and FOX23 to encourage people to roll up their sleeves and save a life.

The Red Cross says during the holiday season, while the need for blood remains constant, busier schedules, holiday travel and other seasonal activities can leave little extra time, and blood donations can drop off.

The holiday drive is in memory of four people close to the Red Cross who have been lost in the last year, Jack Wing, Tom Heatley, Janet Cheffey and Joe Shaffer.

Individuals who are 17 years of age or 16 with parental permission in Oklahoma, 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.

All blood types are needed but we in particular we urge donors with type O positive, O negative, A negative or B negative blood to donate.

The holiday drive is Friday, December 21st from 7am to 5:30 pm at the Tulsa Blood Donation Center at 10151 East 11th Street.

If you can’t go on Friday, you can also donate blood at the same location from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

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numero uno mom - 12/21/2012 12:15 PM
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Let's pull together as a community and take an hour or so out off our busy lives to donate blood for a very good cause! Plus, if just donating is not enough for you..you could win a shopping spree. Let's show Tulsa Red Cross that Tulsa is a very loving,caring, and willing to do what it takes to help those in need in our area. Hope to see a huge turnout today!! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
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