Enough blood was donated by Oklahoma FFA members and supporters during their state convention May 2-3, to save 201 lives. The blood drive was a joint effort between the AFR Women’s Cooperative and the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
This is a great partnership between AFR, FFA and OBI. We had 67 donors, and I think that is fantastic. The FFA students are outstanding with a strong sense of community. It does not surprise me they embraced this idea and showed up in good numbers.
Shebester said the council decided earlier this year to launch a year-long initiative to promote blood drives throughout Oklahoma in partnership with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). As the nation's 9th largest non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute relies solely on 1,200 volunteer blood donors a day to meet the needs of patients at more than 160 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.