Month 2 Match Wraps

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Month to Match kicked off with our second annual “Kendra Gives Back” event at Kendra Scott in Rice Village. For three hours, guests mixed, matched and mingled with 20 percent of sales going back to the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program. Thank you to all of those who came out to support us. The event netted more than $1,200 for the program.


The Texas Children’s Patient Walk was a great time with clowns, music, streamers and a lot of eager walkers! This event is held the day before the Be The Match Walk+Run for patients who are unable to attend the event to participate. Thank you to Texas Children’s Hospital for being such a gracious host!

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On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Be The Match Walk+Run presented by BASF was held in Sugar Land. More than 1,000 participants came out and enjoyed a beautiful morning while supporting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program. Thank you to our title sponsor, BASF, which is celebrating it's 150th year in business.

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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.

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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