Our Blood Institute

  • Think Giving Blood Hurts? Think Again!

    The thought of blood can make anyone a little queasy, but donating is much less intimidating than it sounds. You may have done something today that was far more difficult than this simple, life-saving process.

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  • 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

  • Yes, Mosquitoes Can Tell Your Blood Type

    Ever wonder why mosquitoes seem to like you so much? There are, in fact, real reasons why they might prefer you over your friends at the barbecue.

    Here's Why

    This Life Brought to You by Blood Donors

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

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    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.

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