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
December 1, 2013 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) encourages area residents to get in the giving spirit this holiday season by donating blood. Each donor can save as many as three lives.
Donors receive hot/cold gel packs,...// Read More
November 25, 2013 – Congratulations Stephen McC. from Yukon, OK. Stephen is a loyal donor who always gives at Lowe’s and this time his donation won him a pair of Bedlam tickets for Saturday!
The winning school in this...// Read More
November 15 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) invites residents to donate blood at upcoming blood drives now through November 30.and receive their choice of OSU or OU blood donor T-shirts and be entered to win a pair of tickets...// Read More