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Blood Drive and Convalescent Plasma Drive Planned Nov. 16-17 at SWOSU

Blood DriveThe Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will conduct a blood drive at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Monday and Tuesday, November 16-17, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The “Give Thanks” blood drive will feature a new option, welcoming convalescent plasma donations.

The drive will be held at the SWOSU Wellness Center.

All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors. If a donor has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and recovered, that donor could be eligible to donate. All donors can receive a free COVID-19 antibody test but must be at least 18 years old to receive the test.

Donors will receive a vintage t-shirt and a limited-edition blood donor mask.

OBI Account Consultant Melissa Santoro said appointments are encouraged to help with

flow and social distancing by calling 1.877.340.8777 or visiting obi.org. Signup is also available at:

https://www.yourbloodinstitute.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/321751