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Blood Donors Get Free Zoo Tickets – June 2

05/19/2016
Two free tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo await each blood donor at these upcoming blood drives with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) at the following location Read More

Free Oklahoma City Zoo Tickets Offered to Blood Donors This Summer

05/09/2016
Free Oklahoma City Zoo Tickets Offered to Blood Donors This Summer
Blood donors get a free trip to the zoo, just by giving this summer with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). May 16 through August 31, each person who donates at a donor center or blood drive will receive a voucher redeemable for two free admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. The zoo covers 119 acres and is home to more than 1,800 animals. T-shirts with the message, “You Otter Give Blood”, will feature the Zoo’s lively otters and celebrate the zoo’s support will be given to all who donate. Read More

Kickapoo Casino Harrah Hosts Blood Drive – May 19

05/09/2016
Kickapoo Casino Harrah Hosts Blood Drive –  May 19
Kickapoo Casino Harrah invites everyone to give blood Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive is one of eleven hosted by local casinos teaming up to support Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) during May. Read More

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Chief Announced

05/09/2016
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Chief Announced
Rodney K. Edwards, M.D., has been named professor and chief of the section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine within the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has also been named director of Obstetric Services at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. He is seeing patients in the OU Physicians Prenatal Diagnostic Center. Read More

Blood Donors Get Free Zoo Tickets - May 17

05/04/2016
Two free tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo await each blood donor at EduCare of Oklahoma City’s blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Anyone who is 16* or older and healthy is urged to save local lives by donating Tuesday, May 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rex Room. Read More

OMRF researchers find that a biological "good guy" has a dark side

05/04/2016
A pair of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos. The new research could have implications not only for prenatal development but also for treating lymphedema and liver damage resulting from acetaminophen overdose. Read More

Givers Sought to Take ‘Challenge’– May 9-10

04/27/2016
he final chance for area residents to give in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Blood Donor Challenge with Oklahoma City area schools will occur at the following locations:

• Bryant Elementary School, on the bloodmobile, 9400 S. Bryant, Monday, May 9; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Wiley Post Elementary, on the bloodmobile, 6920 Britton Road; Tuesday, May 10; 1p.m. to 5 p.m. In honor of Faith Conway.
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Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 9

04/27/2016
Monday, May 9, marks the final chance for Harrah-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. Harrah High School is hosting the blood drive. It urges everyone in good health and 16 or older* to donate. Each donor at Harrah High School will receive a Blood Donor Challenge T-shirt between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Speech/Drama Room. Read More

Oklahoma Chosen to Develop Value-Based Approaches to Medicaid Reimbursement

04/27/2016
Oklahoma has been selected as one of six states to participate in the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. The goal of this academy is to develop value-based alternative payment methodologies for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) that align with states’ goals for transforming how care is delivered. Read More

Blood Donor Challenge Count Rises, More Donors Needed - May 4

04/25/2016
Wednesday, May 4, marks the final chance for Oklahoma City-area residents to participate in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) Blood Donor Challenge. Northwest Church of Christ is hosting the blood drive. It urges everyone in good health and 16 or older* to donate. Each donor at Northwest Church of Christ will receive a Blood Donor Challenge T-shirt between 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. in Gymnasium. (4301 NW 23rd Street) Read More

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