Friday, August 22, 2008

It's time to go huntin' Idabel.....

..for some Donors. Don't forget the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be having bone marrow testing programs at Robbins Motor Sport parking lot, in Idabel from 9:00am to 2:00pm this Saturday. Those willing to be tested and registered on the NMDP will need to bring some form of personal ID (drivers license, CDIB card, something with a photo showing your you) and contact information for two family members (phone numbers of two relatives, so if you move they can find you). Caucasians have to pay a tax-deductible testing fee (read the other post). Other ethnicity's (that's everyone that is not white) will be funded by the NMDP. All you gotta do is open your mouth and let them swab your cheek with a q-tip. There are relatively few Native American donors registered with the NDMP, National Marrow Donor Program..that means all us Choctaw people need to be've got nothin' to do that's more important than saving a life. I'll be there...if you see me say hi...I'll be the one diggin' thru my purse for my ID..that I left at home.. and have to go back and get..yep, that'll be me.
East Central Oklahoma Blood Institute (ECOBI) has targeted August as life-saving season, asking healthy, blood donors to give the gift of life at its “Hunting for Donors” community blood drives. To join the hunt, keep a sharp-eye out for the ECOBI bloodmobile on Saturdays at these locations:
􀂃 August 2, Ada – Bailey’s Outdoor Shop, 811 N. Broadway, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
􀂃 August 9, Seminole – Ace Hardware, 1600 N. Phillips,10:00 am – 4:00 pm
􀂃 August 16, Atoka – Wyrick’s Lumber, 701 West 13th St., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
􀂃 August 23, Idabel Robbins Motorsports, 1298 N.E. Lincoln Rd., 9:00 am 2:00 pm
􀂃 August 31, McAlester – Blockbuster, 421 S. George Nigh Expy.,10:00 am – 4:00 pm Donors at these “Hunting for Donors” community blood drives can enter to win one of three grand prizes to be awarded at the end of the month.
􀀹The grand prize winner will bag a $100 gas card, and a three-day, javelina and aoudad sheep, hunting trip with lodging at the Double C Ranch in Crystal City, Texas. The guided-hunt is a $750 value. Information about the hunting area is
available online at
􀀹Second place prize is a $100 Bass Pro Shops® gift card
􀀹Third place prize is a $50 Bass Pro Shops® gift card.
􀀹Additionally, area WAL-MART® stores have donated binoculars to be given away to a lucky donor at each of the five blood drives.
􀀹While supplies last, all donors will receive a limited edition, camo-t-shirt.

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