The Oklahoma Blood Institute is asking healthy Ardmore-area residents to give blood Tuesday as part of a blood drive sponsored by City of Ardmore employees.


The Oklahoma Blood Institute is asking healthy Ardmore-area residents to give blood Tuesday as part of a blood drive sponsored by City of Ardmore employees.


The OBI “Bloodmobile” will be parked across from the Ardmore City Hall at 23 S. Washington and will accept donors from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


“During the summer months, many Oklahomans who regularly donate are away on vacation or busy with other summer activities,” said Dr. John Armitage, president of the Oklahoma Blood Institute, “but patients’ needs and emergencies never take a break.”


Donors will receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a free T-shirt.


Every drop of blood used at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore is provided by the institute. The institute provides blood to most other hospitals statewide.