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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/06/2006
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
OBNDD SPOKESMAN MARK WOODWARD
(405) 521-2885 OR (800) 522-8031




STATEWIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic are teaming up to coordinate a statewide Law Enforcement Blood drive. Mark Woodward, Spokesman for OBN says organizers are challenging those in law enforcement and the public to donate blood for a great cause. Woodward says the event is designed to assist a former OBN Director battling leukemia, as well as help replenish a dangerously low state blood supply.

"Fred Means has fought the drug war for many years as an OBN Agent and Director. During this time, Fred made many friends in law enforcement and helped rid drugs in communities all across this state. This blood drive is a way for law enforcement and the public to now show support for Fred, as well as others in his condition. In addition to helping Fred, the public will be doing itself a favor. During the summer months blood donations are often in the highest demand, yet at their lowest levels."

----Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman

The Oklahoma Blood Institute will be holding the blood drive Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 at the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic located at 4913 West Reno between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Those wishing to donate are asked to contact the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic at 948-4900, ext. 276 so organizers will know how many donors to expect. This is a statewide law enforcement blood drive. Those outside the Oklahoma City area wishing to donate can do so at the following locations:

Ada 900 N. Mississippi, Suite B
Ardmore 1420 Veterans Boulevard
Edmond 3409 S. Broadway, Suite 300
Enid 301 E. Cherokee
Lawton 211 SW A Avenue
Midwest City 1113 South Douglas Boulevard, Suite C
Norman 1004 24th Avenue NW, Suite 101
OKC 1001 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Ponca City 518 N. 14th Street
Tulsa 4601 E. 81st Street

Donors can also check out the OBI website, www.obi.org , for other blood drives through-out the state.