Central OKC Donor Center, Oklahoma Blood Institute - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 35° 28.600 W 097° 30.217
14S E 635756 N 3926935
Quick Description: Oklahoma Blood Institute 901 N Lincoln Blvd Oklahoma City, OK I first learned about OBI when I was stationed at Tinker AFB. I started donating blood every 8 weeks at blood drives on base. After retirement, I continued donations.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2017 10:13:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMX1XV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
from https://obi.org

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is the ninth largest, non profit blood center in America.

OBI employs nearly 700 Oklahomans and works with 1,000 volunteers and 2,600 blood drive coordinators. Blood needed by patients in more than 160 medical facilities in Oklahoma is provided by donors with OBI. This includes exclusive service for every hospital in the metro-OKC area. More than 125,000 donors provide more than 250,000 gifts of blood yearly for transfusion and associated clinical services.

As an organization dependent upon volunteer blood donors, Oklahoma Blood Institute believes strongly in giving back to the community. OBI is able to offer a variety of services to the community.
Industry leader in apheresis blood collection enabling donors to give full units of platelets & plasma to help cancer patients, burn victims & individuals with blood disorders.
Oklahoma’s only marrow donor registry site for the Be the Match® National Marrow Donor Program.
First blood center in the nation to provide cholesterol testing with every blood donation as a donor benefit.
When Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) became a blood supply safety concern in 1985, OBI was instrumental in the development of the original HIV Antigen test eventually used throughout the United States.
OBI physicians train residents and fellows at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Physicians also provide transfusion medicine, education and disaster preparedness training to physicians and hospital blood bank personnel.
Provides the most comprehensive training program on automated phlebotomy technology in the state; In addition, provides comprehensive training programs in component manufacturing laboratory & testing laboratory processes & procedures.
Donor Benefit Plans provides financial reimbursement of blood processing fees, as a supplement to existing insurance coverage, should a donor or his tax dependents use blood within a year of donating. Group Benefit Plans provide coverage for donor groups that reach 25 percent participation in blood drives.
Blood processing fees, similar to those charged by all blood centers, recover the cost of collecting, testing, storing and delivering blood to hospital patients. Special projects are funded through the generous contributions of area businesses, schools, foundations and individuals.
Partners with approximately 2,500 businesses, schools, religious & civic organizations to conduct more than 4,000 blood drives annually. Maintains a strong 1,000-member volunteer program across the state who give ~28,000 hours in a variety of essential tasks including greeting, labeling supplies and assisting with donor flow at blood drives. New volunteers are always welcome!
Oklahoma Blood Institute was the first center in the United States to offer PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer screening as a benefit to men.

Organization: Oklahoma Blood Institute

Blood donation center's web adress: [Web Link]

When is this facility open for blood donations:
9 am - 5 pm Monday thru Saturday. see web site for bloodmobile schedules

Random events: no

Blood drive program:
as the headquarters for the Oklahoma Blood Institute, they manage the entire Oklahoma program. They have blood mobiles, satelite centers, and do blood drives at churches and businesses in the community.

What type of donations does the center offer?: whole blood, plasma, platelets, double red blood cell

901 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK United States

Phone Number:: (405) 297-5700

Visit Instructions:

Take a picture of blood donation center. -If you have donated blood in bloodmobile or random blood donation event you can log these as visited on that waymarked blood donation center that have arranged that event. In this case give also additional coordinates of the location.

Optional extra tasks: - Take photos of brochures that you got from the center. - Telling a story with photo about your personal experience in blood donation is welcomed but not required.

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