The oral surgeons of Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson, recognize the importance of blood donations in our country. Every day, individuals across the country depend on blood donations for lifesaving treatments. According to the American Red Cross, one in seven people who enter a hospital needs blood.
This summer, the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood donations. Additionally, national blood shortages have spurred many blood centers to issue emergency calls for blood donations. Blood shortages can cause delays in patient care and result in unnecessary deaths. Blood is perishable and must be replenished. This means that donors are needed continuously to ensure that blood is available year-round.
In response, Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma organized an annual blood drive, designed to ensure hospitals have the blood supply needed to save lives. We partnered with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to host a blood drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Thanks to the generosity of Oklahoma City residents, the Oklahoma Blood Institute was able to collect necessary blood to help save many lives in our community.
We are committed to saving lives and fostering community development. We’d like to give a huge thanks to everyone who donated! You’re not only a hero to us, but you’re also a hero to every individual whose life depends on the Oklahoma Blood Institute donor services.
For more information on our blood drive, visit our Facebook page. We hope that we can count on you to volunteer again at our next blood drive!