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.
Driving down the highway on August 11, 2011, I could have never imagined what lie ahead. During a sudden downpour, my car hydroplaned off the road and into a concrete culvert.
Not only was the passenger side completely crushed, but the transmission was cut in half and the steering wheel was bent. Witnesses didn’t think I was going to make it. I was rushed to Muskogee Regional Medical Center but then transferred on to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa two days later.
Among other brutal injuries to my pelvis, vertebrae, and eye, I also tore the main ligament in my neck that supplies all of the blood to the spinal cord.
I received two plasma transfusions after losing copious amounts of blood.
After reaching a point of stability, I was released on August 29, 2011. But the long road to...// Read More
February 11 - As of this afternoon, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) again has an adequate supply of blood needed by patients in the 140 hospitals it serves across the state. Since Thursday, Jan. 30, OBI had faced critical lows in...// Read More
January 30 ─ Public Urged to Make Blood Donation Part of Storm Preparedness ─ A winter storm forecasted for next week is causing great concern for Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). It is urging anyone who is healthy and at...// Read More
January 28 - Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) officially launched the state’s public umbilical cord center today. It is one of only 24 such centers worldwide. Until now, umbilical cord blood that can save lives has been thrown...// Read More