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.”
October 20, 2015 - In the ‘70s & ‘80s, Oklahoma’s blood supply for hospital patients was transformed from ‘sketchy’ to safe & secure. It happened due to the leadership of our former CEO and President Ronald O. Gilcher,...// Read More
October 26, 2015 ─ Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), the state’s nonprofit blood center, has added five volunteers to its Board of Directors.
These leaders are physicians and healthcare executives who recognize from their own...// Read More
October 23, 2015 - Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) announces the appointment of three new directors: