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World Blood Donor Day Is June 14. Let's Dream Big.

This week, we're striving to raise $20,000 for medical equipment essential to a Ghanaian hospital's expansion into a regional blood bank. Together, we can make it happen!

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Each year, millions of lives are saved for one simple reason: blood is there when they need it most. But for those who live in the world's most impoverished countries, blood often isn't.

That has to change.

That's why we, alongside our partners at Global Blood Fund, an OBI-founded international charity focused on access to safe blood transfusions, are embarking on a new initiative that has the potential to make lasting, tangible change.

Beginning today and running through World Blood Donor Day on June 14, we will be working to raise money for Hope Christian Hospital, a rapidly growing, around-the-clock hospital on the Village of Hope campus that serves more than 30 rural communities in Ghana's Central Region.

Through this initiative, Hope Christian Hospital hopes to attain equipment necessary to fulfill a longtime dream: its expansion into a regional blood bank. Once realized, it will be able to courier blood directly to remote communities, reducing the time needed to provide lifesaving care.

How We Can Help

To best support such an incredible endeavor, we here at Our Blood Institute and Global Blood Fund have been in regular communication with Hope Christian Hospital and Village of Hope leadership.

Together, we've set a fundraising goal of $20,000. Why $20,000? That money – $1 for each patient treated annually at the hospital – will be used to purchase a:

  • Microplate well washer
  • Microplate reader
  • Hematology analyzer

Hope Christian Hospital leadership identified these pieces of equipment specifically as their most needed. Each will serve as major additions to the hospital's blood testing process.

We're so excited to help deliver these lifesaving items to Hope Christian Hospital and the people of Ghana's Central Region, but we can't do it without you. Gifts can be made through the GoFundMe link below. Thank you for all that you do!

Support Hope Christian Hospital

Come Give Blood!

Right now, you can schedule your next blood donation here at OBI by calling us at 405-437-0388 or by clicking the button below and $15 will be directed to Global Blood Fund following your donation.

We hope to see you soon!

Schedule Your Donation

Convert Your Donor Points!

Did you know you can donate your OBI online store points to Global Blood Fund? Just open the OBI app, click into the menu at the top left and select "Online Store." Then, click "Online Store" and you'll be able to gift all or a portion of your accrued rewards.

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