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.
Something didn’t seem right to David Ash, Blood Products Services courier for the Blood Institute. Feeling very ill with an elevated blood pressure, he went home from work on March 3, 2012. The next morning, his doctor advised him to go to the Oklahoma Heart Hospital - one of the facilities where David routinely delivers blood. Once there, he learned he was having a heart attack.
Physicians quickly performed an angioplasty to see if stents or a balloon could help, only to find that virtually no blood was flowing through David’s heart. A balloon was inserted and inflated to open the coronary artery and keep him alive until he could have surgery.
On March 6, while waiting for heart bypass surgery, David “coded”. After being revived, he underwent quintuple (x5) bypass surgery....// Read More
May 1, 2013 — Texas Blood Institute (TBI) encourages blood donors’ support so those in area hospitals won’t have to be concerned about the availability of blood.
Donors with Texas Blood Institute provide blood needed by...// Read More
April 1, 2013- Texas Blood Institute invites all local area residents to donate blood this April. By donating blood, donors can feel good about helping to save someone else’s life. As an added bonus, all blood donors will...// Read More
February 1, 2013 - The surge in the flu and other common winter illnesses has Texas Blood Institute (TBI) ready for ‘double trouble’. “If you’re well, you are needed to stand in the gap for those who aren’t,” said...// Read More