TAHLEQUAH, OK 2019: More than 200 Oklahoma patients’ lives will be positively impacted by the 69 donations collected from Northeastern Health System over the duration of the most recent blood drive in partnership with Oklahoma Blood Institute.
As Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) serves as Northeastern Health System’s primary blood supplier, these blood drives are crucial to patient care.
Participation of 83 donors, including seven fist-time donors, produced the largest turnout NHS has seen since August of 2017.
“Groups like NHS are great community partners and make a huge difference when we need it,” said Ashley Hinson Travis, OBI Account Consultant. “We want to thank Northeastern Health System for continuing to trust us to help save lives. We could not do what we do without help from organizations like NHS.”
Regularly scheduled blood drives will continue to take place throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020. The schedule, as it currently stands, includes the following dates:
October 29-30, 2029
December 23 & 26, 2019
February 25-26, 2020
May 6-7, 2020
“It’s incredible to witness the impact that these blood drives make,” said Erielle Stout, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Northeastern Health System. “It makes us so proud to experience the selflessness of our employees as they give up their time and comfort to donate blood that could quite possibly save someone’s life. We truly consider every single donor a hero.”