LAWTON, Okla., (May 18, 2023) – This month, Comanche Nation Entertainment is hosting blood drives at its Comanche Red River Hotel Casino in Devol and Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton to give back to the community. Scheduled for May 24 and 30 respectively, both blood drives are open to the public.
Comanche Nation Entertainment, through its charitable Comanche Cares initiative, is offering team members who donate blood additional incentives, including theme park tickets and paid time off.
Team members who donate will receive eight or more hours of paid time off. Each successful donor will also receive a free t-shirt from the Oklahoma Blood Institute and a ticket of their choice to the Science Museum Oklahoma, Six Flags Frontier City or Six Flags Hurricane Harbor OKC.
Comanche Red River Hotel and Casino’s blood drive will be held on Wednesday, May 24 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Comanche Nation Casino’s will be held on Tuesday, May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prior to donating, all participants will receive a health screening, blood pressure and cholesterol check.
“Our team members are passionate about uplifting the community. Through our giving initiative Comanche Cares, we have been able to provide $1.5 million in resources for Oklahoma families,” said Mia Tahdooahnippah, CEO of Comanche Nation Entertainment. “Since blood donations are something money can’t buy, we wanted to find ways that our team members could contribute to the great need for blood donors.”
Comanche Cares hosts blood drives at its properties throughout the year. The drives support the high demand for blood donations. According to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, someone needs blood in the state every two seconds, and one blood donation can save up to three lives. Blood transfusions are often needed for those involved in car crashes, surgeries and other treatments for cancer patients or another illness.