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.
Tyler Zander, Stillwater, and Teresa Keever, Edmond, are examples of Oklahomans divided by Bedlam yet united through blood donation. It took 97 blood donors to save Tyler’s life in 2010 when he was in a grain elevator accident that severed his leg and left him battling for life for four months. Even that didn’t slow down his lifelong dream to attend OSU where he is a senior. Recently, he met Teresa, one of those who saved his life, and learned she is an avid Sooner. “On the field, we may be different – Cowboy and Sooner – but we’re all Oklahomans,” Tyler said. Teresa agreed. “When I donate, I don’t bleed crimson or orange. I bleed love.”
September 8, 2015 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has kicked off its fall Bedlam blood donation campaign with a challenge to ‘Prove It’. Based upon team loyalties, donors can select from shirts reading, “Bleed...// Read More
August 17, 2015 ─ When first-time blood donor Victor Kilpatrick, Hominy, donated blood at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) event with Bob Moore Auto Group, Aug. 8, he knew it felt good to help others in need. But Kilpatrick...// Read More
April 3, 2015—Susan M. Weiss, M.D., has joined Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) as medical director. She provides medical oversight of blood donation and transfusion services. This includes advice to the blood collections team...// Read More