OBI Blood Donors Can Score Tulsa 66ers Tickets

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 19, 2011 -- Two free Tulsa 66ers basketball game tickets await each blood donor who gives Thursday, Dec. 29, at Oklahoma Blood Institute's (OBI) Holiday Blood Drive. Tickets will be given to donors at the Tulsa Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last.

Free parking is available for blood donors across the street from the Tulsa Convention Center at the Doubletree Hotel. Donors can take the skywalk from the garage to the convention center.

"The Tulsa 66ers and Oklahoma City Thunder provide great motivation for good-hearted Oklahomans to give when so many are traveling or involved in holiday activities, and blood donation typically declines," said John Armitage, M.D., president and chief executive officer. "We encourage all in the Tulsa area to stop by and give. Then, Oklahomans can ring in the New Year without concerns about sufficient blood supplies for those who need them."

Donors will score two tickets to the Tulsa 66ers game on Jan. 7 versus Maine Red Claws. Tulsa 66ers is the D-League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Donors will also receive Oklahoma City Thunder T-shirts, ice scrapers and health screenings. Donors can register to win a basketball signed by Tulsa 66ers players and an eight-person suite at the Jan. 7 Tulsa 66ers basketball game.

OBI provides every drop of blood for patients in 140 medical facilities in Oklahoma. Each donation provides life-saving blood for up to three Oklahomans.

Healthy adults, 16 and older, are encouraged to donate*. Blood can be given every 56 days. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-877-340-8777, or visiting

* 16 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission, 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds, 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.