Congratulations to OSU, the 2012 Bedlam Blood Battle winners!
November 19, 2012 - The winning school in this season’s Bedlam Blood Battle was Oklahoma State University (OSU). Some 1,445 Cowboys volunteered to give blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Nov. 12 – 16 in the friendly competition between the state’s two largest universities. The University of Oklahoma rallied 1,300 on its Norman campus, wanting to give life-saving blood. As the leader of the state’s blood center noted, though, everyone is a winner in this effort.
“The Bedlam Blood Battle is a great opportunity for blood donors to show their school spirit,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI President and CEO. “It is also a way to show the best in community spirit by saving lives. And that is the real win.”
This week, students, faculty and staff in Stillwater and Norman participated in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Bedlam Blood Battle, competing to see which school could enlist the most life-saving blood donors. This marks the third year OSU has won the battle and a trophy was presented to student leaders at the football game in Stillwater against Texas Tech University.
The Bedlam Blood Battle highlighted the need for blood donation heading into the holidays, when fewer people typically give. Some 2,309 people gave blood in this five-day Blood Battle. Since as many as three lives can be saved by each blood donor, the Bedlam Blood Battle will make a life-saving difference for some 6,927 people.
Blood donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop of blood needed by patients in 140 medical facilities statewide. This includes all metro-area hospitals. Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America.
Congratulations to the winners of the Bedlam Blood Battle giveaways:
Jeremy F. from McKinney, TX winner of the iPad courtesy of OU IT Store
John C. from Collinsville, OK winner of the OSU Kicker Speaker iPod dock.
Charlie B. from Chickasha, OK winner of the Bedlam game tickets.
Cooper S. from Stillwater, OK winner of the Bedlam game tickets.