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
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
January 30 ─ Public Urged to Make Blood Donation Part of Storm Preparedness ─ A winter storm forecasted for next week is causing great concern for Texas Blood Institute (TBI). It is urging anyone who is healthy and at least...// Read More
January 1 ─ Start off the new year by giving blood with Texas Blood Institute (TBI) to save lives of those in area hospitals. All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood at blood drives throughout January....// Read More