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University of Tulsa student organizations hosts special night with Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma and American Red Cross

Southwest Blood Services Region

April 21, 2011
 

The University of Tulsa working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma and the American Red Cross announces the third annual Field of Wishes event aimed at saving lives through blood donation and benefitting Make-A-Wish. The event will take place Friday April 22 at Reynolds Center and HA Chapman Stadium from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

The event is sponsored by Tulsa’s Energy Management Student Association and Chi Omega sorority. A $7.00 donation for one or $10.00 donation for two gives those attending access to HA Chapman Field  for activities including soccer, frisbee and pie a professor, a buffet featuring food from Tally’s Café and a chance to win raffle prizes.  All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma to help grant wishes to Tulsa area children battling life threatening illnesses.

The Red Cross blood drive is also slated for Friday, April 24 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Center.

“TU’s Energy Management Student Association and Chi-O are really excited that this has become an annual spring event.  We have to again thank the TU Athletic Dept and Administration for letting us use Chapman Field and Reynolds Center,” said Ted Jacobs, Director or Energy Management in the Collins College of Business at TU.  “Each year has been more successful than the one preceding it. We’re hoping for the same to happen with 2011’s version.”

Jacobs continues, “Both of these organizations, Make-A-Wish and the Red Cross are at work each day in our community. TU students and faculty are very pleased to be partnering again this year with these two great groups.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma serves children ages 2 ½ to 18 living throughout Oklahoma and has granted more than 1,900 wishes since its inception in 1987.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oklahoma please visit www.oklahoma.wish.org or contact the local office at 918-492-9474.

Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.  

 

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.