Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Lakewood Church are working together to save lives.
Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Patients in your community will be forever grateful for your ongoing contributions during this time.
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Donate blood on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Lakewood Church.
3700 Southwest Freeway
Norfolk by Grand Entrance
Houston, TX 77027
8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Please Note: Appointments preferred. If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, face masks are no longer required to donate blood. We ask that you continue wearing face coverings if you are not fully vaccinated or you desire an additional level of safety.
For supporting our community, donors will receive a "Hero Mode ON" *hoodie.
*Promotional items are one small way we can thank donors and are subject to availability. One item per donation while supplies last. Items cannot be combined with another promotion and may be substituted by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for an item of equal value.
A Better Donor Experience for Everyone!
Most donors say the worst part is the finger stick when they donate blood. Well, you can finally say goodbye to that! Unless you’re a first-time donor. The Ultracrit, a device for finger sticks, will be performed to determine your blood type.
Get excited blood donors! Not only are you saving lives, but you’ll have a better experience doing it. We are the first independent blood center in Texas to use the NBM-200. In 2019, OrSense, a medical device company, received FDA approval to use the NBM-200 in blood banks. The device is a pneumatic finger sensor cuff and slides right on the thumb. It’s attached to a cord that plugs into a small machine where donor levels display. It takes 60 seconds and voilà! Your hemoglobin levels show up! But, that’s not the only thing it can measure. In addition to determining a donor’s hemoglobin level, a great feature of the device is that it also measures a donor’s pulse. The NBM-200 can measure oxygen levels too. Oxygen level readings aren’t required to donate blood, but it’s a nice feature to have.
With the NBM-200, we’ll be seeing a reduction of biowaste since we are saying goodbye to finger sticks. Alcohol wipes will be in use to help clean and sanitize the pneumatic finger cuff after every use. And, of course, the NBM-200.
Follow us on social media @commitforlife to get updates about our promotions, giveaways, and special blood drives. We love to interact with our donors, so please share your donation experience and love by using #CommitForLife.
Vaccines Help Save Lives
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center continues to take the necessary precautions to keep donors and employees safe from COVID-19. For these reasons, our employees are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you at your next donation!
Back by Popular Demand
For a limited time, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will test all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody in addition to our standard testing. To view the results, donors can access their Digital Donor account approximately 7 days post-donation. The donation must be successful to receive COVID-19 antibody results. This test is authorized by the FDA to detect the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and is not intended to diagnose COVID-19. This test does not detect vaccine-related immunity.
While we intend to offer this community service to our donors for as long as possible, this program may discontinue without advanced notice.