As patient needs have evolved, so have the ways you are able to help. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to introduce an updated Commit for Life program that reflects the changing daily needs of patients and ensures donors are recognized for giving the most essential blood components - helping area patients receive the donations they need!
Patients with anemia, like 5-year-old Carter, do not form enough healthy red blood cells and therefore require regular blood transfusions to stay well. Because his need is ongoing, he will grow and thrive as long as red blood cell donors make an adequate supply available. Are red blood cells part of your optimum donation? Our staff will let you know.
Platelet donations have made a world of difference for Drew since her leukemia diagnosis. “When we first got to the hospital, she looked lifeless, pale and sick,” says her mom, Stephanie. “After two transfusions I had my Drew back.” Are platelets your optimum donation type? Visit a Neighborhood Donor Center to find out.
Plasma is a lifesaving component in the treatment of trauma victims. Alicia experienced a traumatic accident as a small child and lost a great deal of blood. Thankfully she is healthy and thriving today, pursuing her many passions, including poetry, music, dancing and cooking. If plasma is part of your optimum donation, consider giving to help someone like Alicia.