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Oklahoma Blood Institute honors Choctaw Nation

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma was recognized by the Oklahoma Blood Institute on March 9 for outstanding service to communities across southeast Oklahoma.

Chief Gary Batton said he was recently on a phone call with Harvard University Alumni Associations and people from 20 other nations when the story came up about how the Choctaw Nation came to the aid of Ireland during its famine in the 1800s. “I said we are always asking how we can continue to help others today. This is one way, by giving our life blood.”

The Choctaw Nation and the Oklahoma Blood Institute have worked together on local blood drives for several years.

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