Although all blood types are needed,
those with O Negative type blood are especially encouraged to donate.
Blood donors give more than a quarter-of-a-million units of blood annually to provide a safe and adequate blood supply.
People who feel well and can do normal day-to-day activities can probably donate.
People can give blood every 56 days.
Driving down the highway on August 11, 2011, I could have never imagined what lie ahead. During a sudden downpour, my car hydroplaned off the road and into a concrete culvert.
Not only was the passenger side completely crushed, but the transmission was cut in half and the steering wheel was bent. Witnesses didn’t think I was going to make it.
Among other brutal injuries to my pelvis, vertebrae, and eye, I also tore the main ligament in my neck that supplies all of the blood to the spinal cord.
I received two plasma transfusions after losing copious amounts of blood.
After reaching a point of stability, I was released on August 29, 2011. But the long road to recovery was only beginning. I was sent home with a tracheotomy and was in a wheelchair, but started physical therapy a...// Read More
December 1, 2013 ─ Texas Blood Institute (TBI) encourages area residents to get in the giving spirit this holiday season by donating blood. Donations can be made at our donor center or mobile drives throughout December. Each...// Read More
November 15, 2013 ─ Texas Blood Institute (TBI) invites all local area residents, 16 years and older*, to donate blood at upcoming blood drive in November.
July 1, 2013 - The need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Yet, fewer people typically donate during the summer, according to Texas Blood Institute (TBI). You can help by visiting a donor center or mobile drive in your area....// Read More