Petra Industries Hosts Blood Drive Petra Industries with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to host a blood drive on July 28 at its corporate office in Edmond, OK. By RS Staff Published: August 11, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Petra Industries with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to host a blood drive on July 28 at its corporate office in Edmond, OK. Petra team members lined up and donated blood for those in their community who will need it most. The 17 people that took time out of their busy workdays to participate helped to save 51 lives in their community, according to the company. Austin Chappel “I consider donating blood giving someone the gift of life, and I feel like it’s a great way to help out those in need,” said Austin Chappell, Petra team member. “People all around Oklahoma are in need of blood, so if I can give them another chance at life by making a simple blood donation, I’m going to unreservedly do it.” Community involvement has been at the foundation of Petra’s culture since its founding more than 30 years ago. Whether it is hosting its annual Hope in One Charity Golf Tournament, raising money for Petra’s in-house financial assistance program, the Big Heart Alliance, providing paid time off for employees to volunteer, or hosting a blood drive—Petra invests in the wellbeing of its community. “Petra thrives because of our incredible team members and the great community in which we live. That’s why it is so important for us to give back,” said Tate Morgan, Petra president.