Give Local & Let The Adventure Begin!

Texas Blood Institute has an exciting new adventure in store for donors who give blood to help patients in local hospitals!

May 14 through August 30, each blood donor will receive:

  • A voucher for free admission to Science Museum Oklahoma for one adult and one child.*
  • Donors will also receive a free, limited edition “Let the Adventure Begin” t-shirt. 



















Texas Blood Institute is proud to partner with Science Museum Oklahoma, recently recognized by USA Today as being home to a must-see museum exhibit for summer 2018 — “Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami.”  Science Museum Oklahoma offers hundreds of hands-on exhibits, daily live chemistry and physics science shows, art galleries, the chance to explore the stars in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and much more in the museum’s 350,000 square feet.

“With summer on the way, we want to give donors another extraordinary reason to give the priceless gift of blood,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Texas Blood Institute. “Patients need blood 365 days a year, but the summer months present a unique challenge since so many of us are busy with travel and activities, and we may get out of our normal donation routines.”

Only ten percent of people in the United States who are eligible to give blood actually do.  Blood donation takes just about an hour, and each donation can save the lives of up to three patients. 

Donors also receive free health screenings.  If they opt not to take the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping secure supplies and bloodmobiles for blood centers in developing countries.

As a non-profit blood center, Texas Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in 8 hospitals in the Texoma region. 

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here to find a blood drive near you or calling (877) 340-8777. Or make an appointment at our Wichita Falls donor center.


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

*Applies to regular Science Museum Oklahoma admission only. Special engagements excluded. No other discounts may be used with this offer. No cash value. Offer expires Sept. 30, 2018.

 

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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