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okPORK Breaks Record at Annual Memorial Day Blood Drive and Saves 3,957 Lives in the Process

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:30:54 CDT

okPORK Breaks Record at Annual Memorial Day Blood Drive and Saves 3,957 Lives in the Process For the past 11 years, the Oklahoma Pork Council and the Oklahoma Blood Institute teamed up for the annual Memorial Day Blood Drive held on the last weekend of May. This year’s event included the theme “Give Local” and a record-breaking 1,319 donors showed up at OBI buildings and mobile sites around the state. A total of 3,957 lives were saved.



Five hundred pounds of pork sandwiches were given away to donors in appreciation for giving blood, along with a free “You had me at bacon” t-shirt and free Oklahoma City Zoo passes.



“The dedication and support of the Oklahoma Pork Council made it possible for Oklahoma Blood Institute to ensure there will be enough blood to supply area hospitals through the Memorial Day weekend,” Billy Hendrix, OBI events manager said. “Oklahoma Blood Institute is grateful for the commitment to this event from everyone at the Oklahoma Pork Council. Your tremendous support made this record-breaking event a great success.”



Oklahoma pork producers and okPORK employees were involved in the event by donating blood, cooking and serving pork and speaking at radio remotes.



“As pork producers, we work hard every day to adhere to our We Care ethical principles. One of those principles is being involved in our communities,” Joe Popplewell, operations manager at Seaboard Foods and president-elect for the okPORK Board said. “The blood drive is important because it saves lives and allows okPORK to reach out to the entire state of Oklahoma.”



For more information about okPORK events and the Oklahoma Pork Council, visit www.okpork.org.



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