Commit for Life as a Donor

Commit for Life is a partnership between you and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center that is focused on saving lives, today... and in the future.

These are the three current steps for a donor to Commit for Life.

How do I Commit for Life?

Donate regularly.

Regular donations are essential to an adequate blood supply. Depending on your eligibility, you
should donate whole blood at least every six months, or plasma and platelets more frequently. Give
as often as you can and earn points for every donation.

Connect with us.

Whether you prefer to hear from The Blood Center via email, phone, or social media, you can participate as a Commit for Life member by staying informed. Earn CFL store points for each way you connect with us.


Spread the word.

Nothing is more powerful than hearing about the importance of blood donations from a Commit for Life donor. Tell your friends and family how they can save lives. Soon look for the opportunity to earn referral points when they begin donating as well!

Membership Levels


At least one attempted donation in a calendar year


 One or two successful donations in a calendar year


At least three successful donations in a calendar year (two if double red cells)

Commit for Life Benefits

Benefit Bronze Silver Gold
Commit for Life membership card
Points earned for attempted donation V
Opportunity to learn your blood type
Bonus points for Same-Day Rescheduling
Bonus points for Appointment Kept
Access to Commit for Life store
Points earned for donating blood  
Wellness check with every donation  
Access to Commit for Life Gold store    
Complimentary Advanced Wellness Check*    
Complimentary entry in Holiday Hugs Delivery Raffle*    

*Gold members receive one complimentary and may use CFL points to purchase additional. Other members may purchase with CFL points.

Blood Center News
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. 

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.

Blood Center Resources

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.

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Houston, TX 77054

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