Our mission: To partner with the community to help save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, blood components and related services.
The Blood Center
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center began operations on Jan. 1, 1975. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 650 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.
To meet the needs of the area community, The Blood Center must collect about 800 donations every day. That is why The Blood Center encourages individuals to Commit for Life, a partnership between the community and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center that is focused on saving lives, today and in the future.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and is accredited, licensed and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AABB as well as local and state authorities. The Blood Center is a proud member of AABB, Blood Centers of America, South Central Association of Blood Banks, the Texas Medical Center and America's Blood Centers.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is an independent, nonprofit blood center that is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.
The Blood Center East Texas
The Blood Center East Texas is the local community blood center and primary supplier of blood products to seven hospitals and healthcare facilities in the six East Texas counties surrounding Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Founded in 1980 under the Nacogdoches Memorial Foundation, The Blood Center East Texas became an affiliate of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in 1995.
The Blood Center of Brazos Valley
The Blood Center of Brazos Valley is the primary blood supplier to hospitals in 10 counties in the Brazos Valley region. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for years provided blood products to the region before officially launching an affiliate to better serve area patients. Mobile operations began in 2008, followed by the opening of a donor center in College Station in 2009.