Summer Vibes & Saving Lives

Help save the lives of local patients by donating blood this summer!

July 1 through August 31, Texas Blood Institute donors will receive a trendy “Summer Vibes” t-shirt and a voucher for free admission to their choice of Frontier City Theme Park (1 entry) or Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City (1 entry) or Safari Joe’s H2O Water & Adventure Park in Tulsa (2 entries).  Please note: You will not be able to redeem your voucher on the same day as your donation. Frontier City Please allow up to 48 hours for your donation to be entered into our system. You must set up your donor profile at yourbloodinstitute.org with a valid email to receive your voucher.  Frontier City vouchers not valid on Saturdays in July & August.

“Summer is a particularly challenging time for the blood supply,” said John Armitage, M.D., Texas Blood Institute president and CEO. “People go out of town, and are busy with activities, and get out of their normal routine of giving blood.  We encourage healthy adults to spare just an hour of their time to save the lives of their neighbors.”

Texas Blood Institute relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients at eight major hospitals in the Texoma region.  One blood donation can save as many as three lives.

It takes nearly 1,200 donors a day to meet those needs. Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here to search for blood drives in your area or calling (877) 340-8777.

Or you can stop by our donor center in Wichita Falls.

Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do.  Whole blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelet donations can be made as often as every 7 days, up to 24 times a year. 

If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Texas Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

*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.

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Global Blood Fund Earth BallDonate 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.

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