Thanks to all those who have inquired about how to support Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This event has had a significant impact on our operations, impeding our ability to collect blood for area patients for several days.
About 800 blood donations are needed every day to support patients at more than 170 hospitals in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region. Thankfully, blood centers from all over the country have stepped up to offer assistance and have sent units given by their donors to help Houston-area patients.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center employs a staff of about 650, many of whom have lost or suffered considerable damage to their homes or vehicles. Donations made toward our Hurricane Harvey Employee Assistance Fund will help support our staff who have been affected by this event.
Donations may be made online using this form. Please choose "Hurricane Harvey Employee Fund" in the drop-down menu under "Please designate my gift toward."
On behalf of our staff and the patients we serve, thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated.