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Norman Regional May Blood Drives

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Norman Regional May Blood Drives

Norman Regional is hosting a series of blood drives this May, and your donation is crucial in addressing the current blood and platelet shortages. Here's all the information you need to participate and make a difference.

Blood Drive Schedule

Norman Regional Hospital

Date: May 21
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Porter Board Room

Norman Regional Moore

Date: May 21
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Bloodmobile

Norman Regional HealthPlex

Date: May 22
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Bloodmobile

Norman Regional Nine

Date: May 23
Time: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Bloodmobile

The Importance of Platelet Donations

Currently, Our Blood Institute is experiencing a significant shortage of platelets. These essential blood components are crucial for clotting and preventing excessive bleeding. Hospitals depend on platelet transfusions for patients undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplants, major surgeries, and those battling conditions like leukemia and aplastic anemia.

How You Can Help

Platelets have a short shelf life of just four to five days, making continuous donations vital. Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Our Blood Institute, emphasized the critical need for donations, stating, "Platelets play a critical role in medical interventions, and maintaining an adequate supply is essential for providing quality healthcare to those in need. Hospital patients need donors to step up to ensure enough platelets are available for when they are needed."

Join Us

Your participation in these blood drives can help save lives and ensure that patients in need receive the vital support they require. Mark your calendars and join us at one of the Norman Regional blood drives this May.

For more information and to schedule your donation appointment, visit here or call 877-340-8777