Our Blood Institute

  • Urgent Need for Platelet Donations

    Right now, OBI has a critical need for platelet donations. By becoming a platelet donor, you can help some of the sickest local patients, like those in cancer treatment or babies born without clotting factors.

    How You Can Help

  • Just Donated Blood? Here's Where It Goes.

    You've donated blood. Now what? Here's what happens following your donation. Plus: What to expect before giving and why your donation can have such a dramatic, life-saving impact.

    Where It Goes

  • How OBI Saves Lives Through Military Partnerships

    From blood drives at local military bases to supplying emergency aid following the OKC Bombing and the 9/11 attacks, here are some of the many ways we've proudly worked to protect our communities and the brave people who serve them.

    More on Our Work with Heroes

  • The Legend Returns: Bigfoot Shirts Are Back!

    This July and August, Bigfoot is stepping out of the forest and heading to the beach to remind donors across Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas that they have the opportunity to save lives.

    Get Your Shirt

  • Do Animals Have Different Blood Types?

    We talk a lot about our own blood types, but what about blood types for animals like dogs and cats, horses and cows?

    Read for More Right Meow

    This Life Brought to You by Blood Donors

    Learn about the need for blood donations from patients who have benefitted from these lifesaving gifts.

    Read Stories

    Get Paid with a Purpose

    OBI is proud to launch DonableĀ®, a peer-to-peer app that pays users for recruiting blood donors to OBI locations. Now anyone can turn their network of friends, family, coworkers, etc. into local lifesavers. Download today!

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    • Use the Donable app to recruit blood donors, save lives and earn money!

      Join Our Team

      Make saving lives part of your work by joining our lifesaving mission.

      Find Out How