Donate blood this New Year

By Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.
January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed spending time with your family and friends during the holiday season.

It’s National Blood Donor Month, which falls during one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply – the winter months.

It’s tough because people donate less blood during the holidays due to busy schedules, illness during cold and flu season, as well as inclement weather, that can prevent volunteering to give blood.

Oklahoma is facing a blood supply shortage and desperately needs donors, according to the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI).

The Choctaw Nation is doing its part to assist by hosting the OBI bloodmobile onsite at various locations throughout the Reservation.

For more information and to schedule your appointment, call 877-340-8777.

We want to do our part, so let’s show the Chahta Spirit and donate blood when we can.

God Bless.