Be a Hero: Save Lives This Spring
Texas Blood Institute is committed to being the donor-to-patient lifeline, providing hope, healing and comfort.
This spring, we invite donors to become heroes and save lives by giving blood.
March 1 through May 16, donors will get a free, limited edition, vintaged t-shirt, in your choice of color: blue, purple or green.
“Texas Blood Institute is dedicated to a mission of health, service, community and innovation,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and CEO of Texas Blood Institute. “Texas Blood Institute exists to save local lives and serve our local hospitals. We could not accomplish that without the real heroes, our selfless blood donors.”
Whole blood donations can be made every 56 days. Platelets can be donated up to 24 times a year.
Texas Blood Institute, a non-profit blood center, relies solely on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients in 8 major hospitals in the Texoma region. One blood donation can save as many as three lives and takes only about an hour. Those with negative blood types are especially urged to donate. If donors choose to forgo the t-shirt, funds will be donated to Global Blood Fund, a non-profit organization helping secure much-needed blood supplies 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 click on one of our donor center location below:
Wichita Falls, 3709 Gregory Street Suite 109
*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
IMMEDIATE NEED FOR O-NEGATIVE BLOOD DONORS
January 26, 2017 ─ Recent news reports addressed the nation’s blood needs.
Texas Blood Institute provides blood to more than 30 of our state’s medical facilities and has an immediate need for O-negative blood.
Texas Blood Institute is urging donors to Keep It Local by giving blood at Texas Blood Institute donor center locations and mobile blood drives.
Texas Blood Institute, a non-profit blood center, relies solely on volunteer blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the state.
Appointments aren’t required but can be made by calling 877.340.8777 or 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
WINTER ALERT: Weather Impacts Blood Supply, Donors Urged to Give
January 6, 2017 – As winter weather grips the state, delays and cancellations are negatively impacting Texas Blood Institute’s supply of life-saving blood.
Texas Blood Institute urges healthy adults who get out as roads are cleared to give blood and platelets. Platelets are especially needed since they only have a five-day shelf life. They are used for cancer patients and others suffering from life-threatening blood disorders. Texas Blood Institute strongly urges donors to give platelets to help replenish the supply for local hospitals.
Donors can find a center or mobile drive in their area by clicking here, or make an appointment immediately by calling 1-877-340-8777.
Texas Blood Institute provides every drop of blood needed for patients in all Texoma area hospitals.
**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