American Fidelity Sponsors 100th Blood Drive With Oklahoma Blood Institute
May 31, 2017
In a first of its kind, extraordinary milestone, American Fidelity is sponsoring its 100th blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute. Since the inaugural blood drive in 1981, generous American Fidelity employees have given more than 13,000 individual blood donations.
On Tuesday, June 13, American Fidelity will hold a celebration to commemorate the 100th blood drive and recognize several employees who have given blood more than 100 times with Oklahoma Blood Institute.
Oklahoma City-based American Fidelity is Oklahoma Blood Institute’s first sponsor group to reach the century mark for blood drives. American Fidelity employs approximately 2,000 people, including 1,300 in Oklahoma. It has consistently been named one of the nation’s 50 top performing life and health insurance companies and one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. As the company continues to grow, so does its dedication to saving local lives. American Fidelity has added blood drives to its schedule, now holding xx drives per year.
“American Fidelity’s remarkable commitment to the Oklahoma City community has saved the lives of thousands of local patients over the years,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Oklahoma Blood Institute. “One hundred blood drives is no ordinary achievement, and we are exceptionally grateful for American Fidelity’s continued support.”
This year, Oklahoma Blood Institute marks 40 years of serving as the donor-to-patient lifeline, providing hope, healing and comfort to local patients. Oklahoma Blood Institute is now the nation’s 9th largest non-profit blood center, serving 165 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.
Oklahoma Blood Institute depends on 1,200 volunteer blood donors to ensure that blood needs are met at the hospitals it serves. Each blood donation saves the lives of up to three patients.
Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by calling 877.340.8777 or visiting obi.org.
Melody Wortmann, AVP of Communications, Creative Services and Culture
Lindsey Sparks, Corporate Communications Team Leader