The need for blood donation is constant.
Patients in our hospitals have needs
Every two seconds someone needs blood.
OBI manages the life-saving donations from more than 140,000 individuals each year.
There is no substitute for human blood.
Supplies must be constantly renewed.
The Hostas family glowed with joy at the birth of their first child, Briley. They could have never imagined their precious daughter would need blood transfusions for serious medical conditions not once, but twice, before she turned 5!
Life was great for the Hostas with lively, happy Briley who seemed healthy. But things changed quickly, and Briley was diagnosed with leukemia, a blood cancer. At age 3, she was hospitalized and needed blood from numerous donors as she battled for her life. In just three months’ time, she required as much as six platelet transfusions.
“Each time Briley received the blood transfusions, we were just so thankful that there was blood ready and available for her,” said John Hostas. Thankfully, the chemotherapy treatments seemed to be working.
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February 2015 - Anyone can ‘share the love’ this February by donating blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older*, are urged to make donation a top priority. Each donor will receive an...// Read More
January 28, Cruising! That’s what Gary Powell from Atoka will be doing soon. He’s the lucky blood donor who won our holiday grand prize, courtesy of Cruises Inc.!
Gary supported our firefighters versus policemen blood drive...// Read More
December 10 - Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) marrow registry was named the nation’s top recruitment program for 2013 -14 by Be The Match®. OBI surpassed nearly 50 other hospitals and blood centers plus numerous Be The...// Read More