If you are required to have blood drawn as a form of treatment (polycythemia or porphyria cutanea tarda), you may visit any Neighborhood Donor Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the procedure.
As of July 6, 2016, a fee of $150 is required per therapeutic phlebotomy. This fee does not apply to those with a diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis or secondary polycythemia due to testosterone replacement therapy, since in some cases these units may be used for transfusion to patients. The fee also does not apply to patients with Medicare or Medicaid coverage.
The therapeutic request form must be completed by your doctor and faxed to (713) 790-1782 at least 72 hours prior to the first collection. Incomplete or illegible orders will not be accepted.
Memorial Day Hours
The Blood Center will be observing special hours for the Memorial Day holiday. All Houston area locations and Brazos Valley will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Nacogdoches location will be open its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, instead of only collecting automated donations, all donation types will be collected. The Lufkin location will remain closed as usual on Mondays.