Commit for Life

In 2003, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center launched Commit for Life, a partnership with the community focused on saving lives and permanently increasing the blood supply.

Before Commit for Life was launched, The Blood Center conducted focus groups and learned that many individuals loved the idea of helping others, but felt the images of blood and needles took the focus away from the ultimate reason for giving – saving lives. Commit for Life brought a new way of doing business to The Blood Center, focusing on the lives saved, rather than on the act of donating blood.

The current iteration of the Commit for Life program launched Sept. 6, 2017. Learn more about the Commit for Life program.

There are several ways you can Commit for Life.

As a donor

There is no substitute for blood, and more than 1,000 donations are needed every day to help save lives in the Texas Gulf Coast region. That is why we encourage individuals to Commit for Life to help ensure a healthy blood supply is always available.

As a group

Making the donation opportunity as convenient as possible is key to ensuring a healthy blood supply. Businesses, faith-based organizations, schools and more schedule blood drives on a regular basis to help ensure their members can Commit for Life.

As a volunteer

Individuals who Commit for Life can save up to three lives with every donation, which means a volunteer who recruits 20 donors can help save up to 60 lives! From assisting with a blood drive to helping with an event, many volunteer opportunities are available.

As an employee

From those who interact with donors at blood drives and Neighborhood Donor Centers to those who support our mission behind the scenes, all employees play an essential role in helping save patients’ lives.

 

Blood Center News
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.

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