Share Hope, Healing, and Comfort for the Holidays

Texas Blood Institute needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of saving lives this holiday season.  It’s a busy time, but Texas Blood Institute is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area hospitals stays at levels necessary for life-saving procedures.

November 24, 2017, through January 31, 2018, each blood donor will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved holiday-themed t-shirt. 

“The gift of blood donation is one that offers hope, healing, and comfort to local patients and their loved ones,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Texas Blood Institute.  “The cost- just one hour of your time- is certainly less than other gifts most of us will give this season.  But there’s nothing that has a greater impact.”

Donors also receive health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Texas Blood Institute’s online store. 

One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply must be constantly renewed.  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.

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

Blood donors can visit Texas Blood Institute’s Wichita Falls donor center, or stop by a mobile blood drive.  Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Texas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or by clicking here.

*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