An emergency appeal has been made for blood donors throughout Okmulgee County and Oklahoma.
Lucy Laird with Oklahoma Blood Institute in Tulsa said there is an emergency shortage and all donors of all types are being sought.
To ease that shortage, OBI will be holding two blood drives June 30 in Henryetta and at the Wilson school.
Henryetta donors can go to The Briefcase at 313 West Main from 1 to 6 p.m.
The Wilson school library will be open for donations from 2 to 5:30 p.m. that same day.
“Many donors report confusion about how vaccination for COVID-19 affects blood donation. Whether a donor has been vaccinated or not has no effect on their eligibility to donate. Those who have been vaccinated can still donate blood, without a waiting period,” Laird said.
Appointments for donations can be made online.
Click HERE for the Henryetta Boots and Badges drive or HERE for the Wilson school drive.