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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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
UPDATED December 7 - November 24 - With nothing short of “Sooner Magic”, the University of Oklahoma (OU) won last week’s Bedlam Blood Battle with 914 blood donors. This compares to 873 at Oklahoma State University’s...// Read More
August 19 ─ When Art Meyers, Edmond, donated blood at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s (OBI) event with Bob Moore Auto Group, Aug. 9, he knew it felt good to help others in need. But Myers didn’t imagine the good deed would...// Read More