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.
by Gary Lynch, director of Development & Sustainability
“I’m a platelet donor, but I don’t feel at ease without a knife or fork,” quipped James Hellams, OKC. His enthusiasm for our life-saving mission has driven him to give 71 gallons (and counting). That’s about 568 times in a donor chair. That’s plenty of time to become renowned as the ‘class clown’ of the central OKC donor center! Now, James is taking his commitment even further. He has designated the Blood Institute as the sole beneficiary of his estate.
James has no immediate family, yet wants to be sure he leaves a legacy with the sizeable estate he has been fortunate enough to accumulate. James’ faith has profoundly influenced his belief in the sanctity of life, and leaving his entire estate to the Blood...// Read More
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February 11 - As of this afternoon, Texas Blood Institute (TBI) again has an adequate supply of blood needed by patients in the eight hospitals it serves in the seven-county Texoma area. Since Thursday, Jan. 30, TBI had faced...// Read More