Commit for Life Calendar

Each year, we select a few photos and stories from the Commit for Life photo shoot to share in the Commit for Life calendar. Share your story with us and you could be invited to our next photo shoot! 

January 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Lee may be strong and healthy, but that was not always the case. As a premature infant, he required a blood transfusion to grow stronger. Now, as an adult, he understands the importance of Committing for Life. "Now I donate blood and encourage others to do the same so hope can be available for others in their times of need," Lee says. 

February 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Complications during the birth of Leanna's little brother, Jason, threatened both his and their mother's lives. Fortunately, enough blood was available to get them through an emergency cesarean section. "Without the people who donated, I wouldn't have my amazing mother and brother," says Leanna, who shared her inspirational story to become a Commit for Life scholarship winner in 2014. 

March 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

In late 2013, Rick was the unfortunate victim of a violent crime. He was flown from his home in East Texas to a Houston hospital, where he spent eight weeks in ICU and received 16 units of blood. “We are truly grateful for Commit for Life and all the generous donors who helped save Rick's life and millions of others,” says his wife, Debbie.

April 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

As a Commit for Life volunteer, LaShabriel has the opportunity to promote something that is important to her - helping save lives. “Community service and volunteerism are an investment in my community and the people who live in it,” she says. She proudly gives back by serving on the Thank You Crew, recruiting donors at blood drives and events.

May 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Thirteen years ago, Marian was involved in a serious accident that could have ended her life, if not for the generosity of volunteer blood donors. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent a very delicate, emergency surgery to remove her spleen. “I received three units of blood that helped save my life,” Marian says.

June 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Donny’s dedication to Commit for Life stems from his own experiences and those of his loved ones. He received blood after sustaining a serious injury while in serving in the U.S. Army, and he has family members who have been recipients as well. “My donation is going to help someone fight through a tough time in their lives,” Donny says.

July 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Upon learning that Angelina would require a blood transfusion during surgery, her father, Lee, became aware of the need for donors. He consequently dedicated his first donation to Angelina, but her procedure was postponed, and another patient received his gift. Now that Angelina is healthy, Lee continues to Commit for Life to help others whose lives are at stake.

August 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Colby, a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student, began donating blood as soon as she became eligible at age 16. Her inspiration was her sister, who battled cancer for 18 months but ultimately passed at the age of 10. Colby continues to Commit for Life so others like her sister will have a fighting chance.

September 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Eleven-year-old Samantha wants to become a doctor so she can help others, much like others are helping her today. She suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia and routinely receives blood from donors in the One 2 One program. Like other young girls, Samantha loves to sing, dance and play with her dolls. Thanks to Commit for Life, she stays healthy enough to continue doing so.

October 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Porter High School students are inspired to give blood and host drives by the simple fact that one donation can save three lives. “It's amazing that just a few people can help to save so many lives and loved ones,” student Savannah says. “Through Commit for Life, we can make a difference and leave a legacy to be proud of.”

November 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Hau had been a part of the Be The Match marrow donor registry for more than 10 years before he was matched with a recipient. He asked himself one question: “If I were sick, would I want someone to donate?” Hau’s answer was a resounding “yes,” and he would not hesitate to donate again if called upon.

December 2015 Commit for Life Calendar

Samuel was diagnosed with a heart condition just two days after his birth. He underwent open-heart surgery less than three months later and required blood transfusions during the seven-hour procedure. “We are grateful that the Commit for Life program exists to save the lives of our baby and others like him,” Samuel’s mother, Tracy, says.

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March 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

2015 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Gold-level blood drive groups – those that host at least four drives per year – were honored at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s annual “A Celebration of Life” Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. 

February 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Roll the Dice for Life

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Marrow Donor Program hosted its 17th annual Roll the Dice for Life fundraiser Friday, Feb. 6, at The Bell Tower on 34th.

January 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Patrick McDonald is 26th 100-Gallon Donor

On Wednesday, Jan. 14, Patrick McDonald of Deer Park became the 26th blood donor in the Texas Gulf Coast region to give 800 donations, the equivalent of 100 gallons.

December Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

November Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Workshop Prepares Students to Host Blood Drives

Last week, 180 local high school students took over the halls and conference rooms of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s headquarters for the 2014 High School Workshop.

October Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Circle of Life Bike Tour Rides into Houston

The Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour rode into Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to raise awareness of the need for more lifesaving blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donors in Texas. 

September Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the September edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

August Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Congratulations to Our Gas Card Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in July’s gas card giveaway and congratulations to our winners. Here are last month’s winners and where they donated.

July Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Congratulations to our Family Vacation Month Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in June’s Family Vacation Month giveaway and congratulations to our winners.

June Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

New License Expands Impact on Rare Donor Patients

Thanks to a recently approved FDA license, patients across the country in need of rare units of red blood cells may breathe a little sigh of relief. 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Gives Back

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions. 

May Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the May edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Commit for Life Creative Scholarship Winners

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has selected the winners of its Commit for Life Creative Scholarship. 

April Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

New Rare Donor Program: One 2 One

You may have recently received a letter in the mail from us thanking you for your donation along with a new green and white donor ID card with the words “One 2 One” on it.

March Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Gold-level Groups Honored at Annual 'Celebration'

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center hosted its annual “A Celebration for Life” luncheon and awards ceremony at Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Feb. 28.

February Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Six Days a Week to Help Save Lives!

Starting Feb. 17, most Houston-area Neighborhood Donor Centers will be open six days a week!

Creative Scholarship Deadline is March 1

The deadline for The Blood Center’s Commit for Life Creative Scholarship is rapidly approaching, and eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply by March 1!

January Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Additional Donor Centers Now Open Mondays

Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, donors in the Clear LakeThe Woodlands and Westchase areas will have extra opportunities to help save lives! These Neighborhood Donor Centers will now be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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