Be a Hero: Save Lives This Spring
Texas Blood Institute is committed to being the donor-to-patient lifeline, providing hope, healing and comfort.
This spring, we invite donors to become heroes and save lives by giving blood.
March 1 through May 16, donors will get a free, limited edition, vintaged t-shirt, in your choice of color: blue, purple or green.
“Texas Blood Institute is dedicated to a mission of health, service, community and innovation,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Texas Blood Institute. “Texas Blood Institute exists to save local lives and serve our local hospitals. We could not accomplish that without the real heroes, our selfless blood donors.”
Whole blood donations can be made every 56 days. Platelets can be donated up to 24 times a year.
Texas Blood Institute, a non-profit blood center, relies solely on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients in 8 major hospitals in the Texoma region. One blood donation can save as many as three lives and takes only about an hour. Those with negative blood types are especially urged to donate. If donors choose to forgo the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a non-profit organization helping secure much-needed blood supplies for blood centers in developing countries.
Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here or calling (877) 340-8777. Or click on one of our donor center location below:
Wichita Falls, 3709 Gregory Street Suite 109
*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+-year-olds must weigh at least 110 pounds
FEEL GOOD. GIVE GLOBALLY.
Donate now and support Global Blood Fund. Just forgo your donor recognition item offered in appreciation for your donation. In turn, Texas Blood Institute will make a monetary contribution of similar value to support Global Blood Fund.
In this way, donors can doubly give - both by donating life-saving blood used locally, and by assisting blood centers in developing countries with supplies.
Support has been provided to blood centers in countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Mexico, Japan, Georgia and Armenia.
FEEL ESSENTIAL. GIVE BLOOD.
It is critical that O-negative donors donate regularly since only 9% of the population has this blood type, and can only receive this same blood type.
Having O-negative blood available is vital because it can be used by any person in the 8 medical facilities we serve who may be in urgent need but whose blood type hasn’t yet been identified.
Imagine if a family member, friend or co-worker was in urgent need of blood. Donating every 56 days, and encouraging others with O-negative blood type to do the same, ensures your loved ones would receive the life-saving blood when they need it.