|Overcoming fear: Donating blood for the first time
I’m a scaredy-cat. I readily admit it. I hate needles. That’s always been my excuse for why I don’t volunteer for anything with a needle. Flu shot? No way. Vaccines? I still remember the sheer terror I felt from them growing up.
|We are always #HoustonStrong
We never know when the next tragedy will strike, but we have to be ready when it does come.
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.
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.