Client Services

Providing the lifesaving products and services you need,
when you need them.

 
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, located in Houston, Texas, is a leading supplier of blood, blood components and related services, serving clients in the Texas Gulf Coast region and worldwide. We offer an extensive range of products and services to fulfill a variety of client needs. We are accredited, licensed and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AABB as well as local and state authorities.

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Our services include:

Hospital Services

Hospital Services

We supply a full range of transfusable products including special order components.  We produce products that are selected for specific properties and used for essential research as well as further manufacture into blood derivatives and pharmaceuticals.

Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services

Our National Donor Testing Services Laboratory offers accurate and rapid detection and confirmation of a variety of infectious and viral disease markers as well as ABO/Rh and the detection of antibodies to red cell antigens. Our AABB-accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory provides transfusion services and consultation on complex patient cases. We maintain a large volume of antigen-typed red cell units, with additional access to rare units through the American Rare Donor Program.

Research Support

Research Support

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center personnel are trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subjects Protection and we have been regularly participating as a testing site for new reagents, devices and/or equipment development protocols for over 25 years. We have the capability to recruit and schedule donors falling into various age, gender, ethnicity and/or positive viral marker categories.

Blood Center News
Meet Eden

CYPRESS – There is nothing more American than baseball and saving lives. Everyone who participates in The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Home Run for Life competition will get a chance at both through June 30.

SuperMax is the hero Houston needs!

Max was born with a genetic disorder (neurofibromatosis type 1) that can cause tumors to grow on his nerve endings, and SuperMax has been his alter ego ever since. 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mourns Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush helped save lives in our community, and we celebrate her lifetime of accomplishments. The former First Lady set the bar high in her commitment to helping others.

Dr. Charles Drew: A Blood Banking Pioneer

Here at The Blood Center, we pride ourselves on being an organization of diversity. We work together to save and sustain lives, and we each bring a unique perspective when it comes to fulfilling our mission.

Tying the knot and saving lives

Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes, cars and many other things, but one thing it couldn’t destroy is the compassion for others in newlywed couple Gilbert and Stefanie Cruz. Gilbert and Stefanie were set to get married just a few days after Harvey passed, but due the storm’s aftermath they had to alter all of their plans on a moment’s notice.

Holiday Hugs

Our Holiday Hugs promotion is in full swing. Thanks to our volunteers coming together to attach the messages of well wishes from donors to the bears, our employees have been able to begin delivering the bears to patients at area hospitals. The process of delivering the bears is a heart-warming experience that every employee who participate really enjoys.

 

Blood on ambulances helps EMS agencies save more lives

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has partnered with two local agencies providing emergency medical services to help save more lives when time is of the essence, now administering whole blood to patients on the ground.

Donor coaches hit the road sporting new look, features

In the last two years, five of The Blood Center's donor coaches have been refurbished. Find out why this is such an important process.

Circle of Life Bike Tour celebrates life

The Lone Star Circle of Life bike tour visits Texas cities to raise awareness of the need for blood, marrow, organ and tissue donations to honor those impacted by these donation types. This year’s eight-day, 600-mile tour included stops in Houston and College Station.

New Steps, New Rewards in Commit for Life Program Update

Beginning Sept. 6, 2017, the Commit for Life program is changing, to help ensure every donor can be rewarded for contributing. Learn more.

2017 Commit for Life Scholarship Winners

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to announce the 2017 Commit for Life Scholarship recipients.

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Our mission is to partner with the community to save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, blood components and related services.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
1400 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX 77054

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