Oklahoma Blood Institutes need donations - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma Blood Institutes need donations

Lawton_Tropical Storm Erin pounded the gulf coast and now, blood centers in Texas have been forced to close.  So, the call for assistance was passed on to the Oklahoma Blood Institutes (OBI).  Students at Cameron University answered that call and students were only too happy to help in this time of need.

Wednesday morning's blood drive started off slow, but as soon as word go out, students started literally rolling up their sleeves for the cause.  Bonny Burton, a freshman, had never given blood before.  "I don't like needles.  I had to tough it up today and do something good.  A good deed for the day," she said.

The Southwest Oklahoma Blood Institute manager, Paul Price told 7News that a blood center in the U.S. closes every day.  This sad fact could deprive someone of a much needed blood donation.  That's why OBI was more than motivated to help.  Not only are Cameron students helping our neighbors to the south, the local blood center has increased its donorship. 

"I believe if they start at this age.  They'll become lifelong donors.  It's a big plus for our community in the future," said Price.  OBI says that once a unit of blood is donated, it's tested at headquarters in Oklahoma City and will then be shipped off to Texas.

The Southwest Oklahoma Blood Institute is open Monday through Saturday and they are urging you to donate.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-12-11 15:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:28 AM EST2017-12-13 05:28:13 GMT

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged...

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

  • Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset

    Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:07 AM EST2017-12-12 09:07:39 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:27 AM EST2017-12-13 05:27:58 GMT

    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

  • Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:44 AM EST2017-12-12 08:44:43 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:27 AM EST2017-12-13 05:27:26 GMT

    Public polling shows many Americans are unhappy with the proposal. The separate bills recently passed by the House and Senate combine steep tax cuts for corporations with more modest reductions for most individuals.

    Public polling shows many Americans are unhappy with the proposal. The separate bills recently passed by the House and Senate combine steep tax cuts for corporations with more modest reductions for most individuals.

Powered by Frankly