Save Lives with Oklahoma Blood Institute

this April in Okmulgee


The weather is changing, and Oklahoma Blood Institute urges Okmulgee donors to take advantage of the cooler weather to give blood and save the lives of their fellow Oklahomans. Healthy adults, age 16 and older, can give blood this coming Tuesday and Wednesday at two locations. Tuesday, April 11, OBI will be set up near the north-end large rooms at Green Country Technology Center from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The following day, Wednesday, April 12, OBI will be in Covelle Hall located at OSU Institute of Technology from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pizza will be provided for all donors who attend the OSU Institute of Technology blood drive. 

However, all participants at both blood drives will receive a "Hero" ti-shirt in their preferred spring color: blue, purple or green. 

"Warmer temperatures mean more activities, so it's important to make time to give blood this spring," said Jan Laub, Tulsa Executive Director. "But as we know all too well in Oklahoma, spring weather can change in an instant. That's why it is so important to have enough life-saving blood on the shelves at our local hospitals for trauma patients, as well as those battling cancer or other serious illness." 

This year, OBI is celebrating 40 years of saving local lives. Oklahoma Blood Institute relies on donations from more than 1,000 donors each day to meet the needs of patients at more than 160 hospitals and medical facilities statewide including Muscogee Creek Nation Medical Center. Blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given as often as every seven days, up to 24 times a year. 

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by visiting or calling (877)-340-8777. 

Ribbon Cutting for First National Bank

March 28, 2017

The Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for First National Bank and Trust this Thursday, March 30, at 10 a.m. First National Bank and Trust is celebrating 100 years of service, and the Chamber of Commerce is happy to celebrate it with them. Ambassadors, representatives of the community, and local businesses will be present to show support and to congratulate First National Bank and Trust on 100 years of service to the Okmulgee community. 

First National Bank will also be hosting an open house in celebration Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all of its locations, including Okmulgee. The Sports Animal Tulsa will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okmulgee First National Bank and Trust. The 100th Anniversary Open House is free and open to the public. 



Chamber Accepting Applications for Leadership Okmulgee Class 9

Leadership Okmulgee is a community leadership development program designed to inform, motivate, and increase awareness and involvement of its participants. Members of this elite program develop and expand their professional and personal networks, and broaden their leadership skills while receiving a complete overview of Okmulgee.

“Graduates of this seven-month program enter the community with leadership skills necessary to
work effectively toward the growth and development of Okmulgee,” says Chamber Executive Director Kay Rabbitt-Brower. “Our goals for this program are to develop awareness of the area, its problems, challenges and opportunities by examining the major systems which contribute to patterns of life in our area. Also to motivate and encourage participants to assume community leadership roles.”

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