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 Erin Green, blood recipient
October 17, 2013 did not go as anyone had pictured it. It started as a day filled with anticipation and excitement as I was admitted to the labor and delivery floor to have our first child – a baby girl we named Georgia. It was the day after my due date, so she was actually quite punctual. After a pretty easy labor and a smooth delivery of our 8 pound, 8 ounce healthy baby girl, I began feeling ill. The medical staff equated it with a drop in my blood pressure and tilted my bed back to make me feel better, which worked initially. I had lost more blood than normal during the delivery, and it still seemed like there was something wrong. My doctor told me that I was continuing to bleed and she couldn’t see where it was coming from, so we needed to go to...// Read More
June 1 – All Texas Blood Institute (TBI) donors will receive two admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who make time to give during June can enjoy summer fun at our neighboring state’s number one tourist attraction. ...// Read More
May 1- Texas Blood Institute (TBI) urges all healthy adults to donate blood during May at Texas Blood Institute blood drives and the TBI donor center. Each blood donor will be treated to an appreciation item from TBI’s...// Read More
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