Each donor at the Mercy Hospital Ardmore blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will receive four admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Anyone who is 16 years and older* is urged to donate Tuesday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sister Carolyn Stoutz Conference Center.


Blood donors can feel good, knowing they are saving lives of community members with their donations at the Mercy Hospital Ardmore blood drive. Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute exclusively provide blood needed by all patients in Mercy Hospital Ardmore and some 140 others across the state.


Summer “FEEL COOL” T-shirts will also be given to donors. If preferred, a donor can forgo the T-shirt to enable support of Global Blood Fund (GBF). For each donor who chooses this option, a contribution to GBF will be made by Oklahoma Blood Institute. GBF is a nonprofit that provides blood center technology and supplies to struggling blood centers around the world, so they can meet local needs through voluntary blood donation.


All donors receive free health screenings and Donor Reward Points, redeemable online for gift cards and apparel.


Appointments to donate are not required but can be made at 877-340-8777 or obi.org.