American Fidelity Sponsors 100th Blood Drive With Oklahoma Blood Institute

Posted on 06/12/2017

In a first of its kind, extraordinary milestone, American Fidelity Assurance Company 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 12,700 individual blood donations. 

On Tuesday, June 13, members of the media are invited to attend a commemoration at American Fidelity’s Oklahoma City office at 2:30 p.m., to celebrate the 100th blood drive and recognize employees who have given blood more than 100 times.  American Fidelity’s 100th blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute will then be held Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21. 

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 several 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.” 

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. 

“Giving blood is an easy way to give back. Having the option available at work means I don’t have to go anywhere, I don’t have to drive, it’s not a big time commitment, and yet I’ve helped save someone’s life,” said Linda Martin, American Fidelity compliance analyst and blood donor for more than 20 years. “I learned that my blood has rare properties that are in need, so if I can give, I do.” 

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by calling 877.340.8777 or visiting obi.org.

About Oklahoma Blood Institute

In 2017, 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.  

About American Fidelity

American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in education, municipality, auto retail and healthcare.  It serves more than 1 million Customers across 49 states.  More information can be found at www.americanfidelity.com.

 


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