Don’t Roam, Give Close to Home: Keep It Local With Texas Blood Institute

Oklahoma Blood Institute is urging blood donors to “Keep It Local” by giving blood close to home.  Texas Blood Institute donors will get a special gift from the Oklahoma City Zoo, connecting people with wildlife for over 115 years!

May 17 through August 31, each blood donor will receive:

  • A voucher for two to the Oklahoma City Zoo. *
  • A free “Keep It Local” t-shirt featuring a unique bison design. 

“There is no substitute for blood for patients facing emergencies or those who need life-sustaining treatments,” said John Armitage, M.D., Texas Blood Institute president and CEO. “Donors who give in Texas can be sure that their blood donations will save the lives of their own neighbors, friends or family members.”

Texas Blood Institute relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the needs of patients at more than 160 hospitals and medical facilities statewide.  Those with negative blood types are especially urged to give.  Blood can be donated every 56 days.  Platelets can be given as often as every seven days, up to 24 times a year.

If donors 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.

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by clicking here or calling (877) 340-8777. Or you can stop in at our donor center in Wichita Falls.

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 zoo admission only. Special engagements excluded. No other discounts may be used with this offer. No cash value. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Offer expires December 31, 2017.

Bob Grant