Farm Bureau Insurance Agents Donate to St. Jude

September 6, 2019

st. jude agents volunteer

A group of 16 Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee agents from the Memphis area visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Thursday, Aug. 29 to donate blood products and tour the facilities.

"During our tour of St. Jude, they discussed the need for blood, platelet, and plasma donations," said Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee regional manager Kevin Howe. "I didn't realize the high cost, and for people who don't feel like they have the financial means to donate, giving blood is a great way to give back. The donations made at the Blood Donor Center go directly to St. Jude patients, so it's nice to know where it's going and that you're making difference. The experience was easy and relaxing, and you could even choose a movie to watch. It takes about an hour."

By donating blood products at St. Jude, you help the hospital to offset the cost of having to purchase blood products from sources outside of the hospital, which can cost between $500-$700 for one unit of platelets or $250 for a whole blood unit. About 800 blood product transfusions are performed during a typical month at St. Jude.

Farm Bureau Insurance has been a partner of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for two years in support of the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children®

To learn more about donating blood products, visit www.stjude.org/treatment/services/clinics-and-services/blood-donor-center.html. To make a financial donation, visit www.stjude.org/fbitn.

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