Saving lives through blood donations was the focus at the AFR Women’s Cooperative sponsored blood drive at the Tulsa State Fair, Oct. 2.
The blood drive is part of an on-going effort by the AFR Women’s Cooperative and the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to increase blood donations throughout the state.
Greeting blood donors during the blood drive was Kathryn Frazee, a member of the AFR Women’s Cooperative from Miami, Okla. She said it was a great opportunity to help others.
“It’s (volunteering) the right thing to do,” Frazee said. “It’s a privilege to help save lives.”
“From our very beginning, more than 100 years ago, we have focused on serving rural Oklahoma communities,” Terry Detrick, AFR/OFU president, said. “Improving the lives of rural Oklahomans has always been our priority.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Kathryn Frazee, left, and Lakesha Hawkins, members of the AFR Women’s Cooperative, worked as volunteers during the AFR Women’s Cooperative sponsored blood drive at the Tulsa State Fair, Oct. 2.