Be Strong, Inspiring, Giving, Heroic.  Be a Donor!

Texas Blood Institute needs strong, inspiring, giving, and heroic blood donors to save the lives of local patients!

February 1 through April 30, blood donors will receive their choice of inspirational t-shirt in one of three featured colors: coral, sky blue, or gray.* 

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 and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Texas Blood Institute’s online store.  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.

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.

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelets can be given as often as every 7 days, up to 24 times a year. 

*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.

Bob Grant