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.
Last December, Isabelle Ratcliff was just returning home for the holidays. The eight-year-old, Mustang girl had spent months in the hospital battling leukemia. But as her strength began to return earlier this year, she and her mother took a very important outing. The two visited an Oklahoma City donor center to give thanks to donors giving blood. Isabelle wore her special shirt proclaiming, “I’m ALIVE Thanks To A Blood Donor.”
“Seeing the donors brought back memories for Isabelle,” said Rebekah Ratcliff, mom.
In the summer of 2011, Isabelle ran a high fever that wouldn’t break. She was sent to the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Before she could undergo tests, she had to be given two units of blood and a unit of platelets. Tests revealed Isabelle had leukemia....// Read More
May 1, 2013 — Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) encourages blood donors’ support so patients in area hospitals won’t have to be concerned about the availability of blood. Donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute provide every drop...// Read More
April 1, 2013- Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invites all area residents to donate blood this April at a donor center or mobile drive near you.
By donating blood, donors can feel good about helping to save someone else’s...// Read More
March 6, 2013─ Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) announces the promotions of Glynnis Kilgore and Marlena Frye. Kilgore has been named Testing Laboratory director. Frye is Technical Operations Systems director, including logistics...// Read More