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John Armitage, M.D., CEO

Dr. John Armitage serves as the chief executive officer for Texas Blood Institute, part of the sixth largest non-profit blood collector in America. Prior to joining Texas Blood Institute in 2007, Dr. John Armitage led blood center operations in Roanoke, VA, Johnstown, PA, and New Brunswick, NJ. He began his blood banking career as a medical officer for the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC.

He holds a medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in history) from Yale University. He received his training in transfusion medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and [Carter] BloodCare in Dallas, TX.

He is founder and chairman of the board for Global Blood Fund, the world’s premier charity addressing disparities in transfusion care that kill hundreds of thousands of people in resource poor communities each year.  He is a recidivist innovator, originating such programs as Thank the Donor™, Share Thanks™, Bio-Linked™, Donor ReDirect™ and Faith in Blood™. He serves with a variety of blood banking and community organizations.

Dr. Armitage is a member of the advisory boards of United Way of Central Oklahoma and LifeShare of Oklahoma.

He is a donor of whole blood and plateletpheresis units, coordinator for All Souls’ Episcopal Church’s blood drives.

Media Inquiries

Our Community Relations staff is available 24 hours a day to respond to media inquiries.  Contact Valerie Trammell, Community Relations Director, at 405-615-3851 or valerie.trammell@obi.org with questions or to schedule an interview.
(For marketing solicitations or other solicitations, please email our team.)
Donor concerns or questions? Please call our Customer Service team at 1-877-340-8777 or customerservice@obi.org to schedule an appointment or to speak to a customer service representative. 

FEEL GOOD. GIVE TIME.

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There’s More Than One Way To Give

Texas Blood Institute’s Volunteer Services mission statement is to recruit, empower, and mobilize volunteers by building community understanding of our purpose and services to further the mission of being the donor-to-patient lifeline. 

Our three main objectives are to provide support services to staff and donors; to promote education of blood services; and to provide opportunities for training, personal growth, advancement, and community involvement

Why do volunteers contribute their time to Texas Blood Institute?

  • To help save lives
  • To give back to the community
  • To be an important part of a team
  • For personal growth
  • For education and philanthropy

Apply to Volunteer Online

FORMS

(To print form, use link below to access PDF. To apply online, click on Apply Online in the middle navigation on this page.)
Volunteer Services Survey
Volunteer Weekly Time Sheet

Contact Us

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WICHITA FALLS

3709 Gregory Street, Suite 109, 76308
940-689-2400, 888-308-3924

APPOINTMENTS, CONCERNS and GENERAL QUESTIONS

Please contact our Customer Service team at 1-877-340-8777 or customerservice@obi.org to schedule an appointment or to speak to a customer service representative.

POST DONATION INQUIRES

For all other inquiries, please contact 405-419-1354 or customerservice@obi.org.

POST DONATION ILLNESS

If you should become ill or feel your blood is not safe for transfusion, please call 1-800-375-7654. If your symptoms worsen markedly, seek urgent care.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Our Community Relations staff is available 24 hours a day to respond to media inquiries.  Contact Valerie Trammell, Community Relations Director, at 405-615-3851 or valerie.trammell@obi.org with questions or to schedule an interview.
(For marketing solicitations or other solicitations, please email our team.) Donor concerns or questions should be directed to our Customer Service team at 1-877-340-8777 or customerservice@obi.org.

HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL STAFF ONLY

Our Medical Directors are board certified in Transfusion Medicine and are available 24/7 for consultation on routine and difficult cases. For patient related services contact the therapeutic apheresis specialist on call at 800-375-8778.

Schedule An Appointment

One Day, One Chance to Win a Dream Vacation!

One day only, (Saturday, May 1) blood donors will be entered for a chance to win a one-week dream getaway to Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, provided by Fundraisingtrips.org.*

A finalist from each drive system-wide or center location will be randomly chosen, then a final winner will be picked from those finalists (also at random).

    Donors may give blood at a convenient donor center or a select mobile blood drive. All drives are Saturday, May 1. Drive locations are below, click to make your appointment ahead of time.
  • Sikes Senter Mall, noon-5pm


  • Each blood donor will also get a free, limited edition t-shirt, and a choice of voucher for one entry to Science Museum Oklahoma or Frontier City Theme Park in OKC, or two entries to Safari Joe's H2O Water & Adventure Park in Tulsa. Vouchers must be redeemed online through your donor profile.

    It typically takes only about an hour to give blood.


    Save time and money by booking your next trip with Fundraisingtrips.org. Official raffle rules.

    *Itinerary may differ according to winner’s availability and dates of travel. Trip to be booked in Spring 2022. Must be 18 or over to win prize.

    **To give blood, 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. Photo ID required.

    BioLinked

    sign up for the convalescent plasma registry at my.bio-linked.org Or call 888-308-3924

    Rise Up and Give, Today!

    Donors receive choice of Rise Up & Give T-shirt Donors receive choice of Rise Up & Give T-shirt and one adult admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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