#SaveLivesAnywhere: Host a Virtual Blood Drive
Even if the team can’t be together physically, you or your organization can unite to make an impact in our community. When you host a Virtual Blood Drive, you help save lives in the Gulf Coast region and surrounding areas.
During a Virtual Blood Drive, your team members can schedule an appointment at any Gulf Coast Regional locations and mention your group code to count towards your Life Saving goal.
Ready to #SaveLivesAnywhere? It's easy as 123.
Send us your information to schedule a virtual blood drive. Set a Life Saving goal with your Drive Coordinator and receive a group code. No bloodmobile or space needed!
Spread the word about saving lives! Start using the tools provided in the Virtual Blood Drive Toolkit to promote your blood drive. Create your campaign online and send an invitation with your dedicated group code to your colleagues, friends and family members to join you in donating blood and saving lives.
Spread the work by putting together a team to help you meet your Life Saving goal. Get new and creative ideas from your team to make your blood drive a success! Stay organized and on track with a committee meeting agenda.
What is the Virtual Blood Drive Toolkit and how to use it?
The kit includes all the tools you need to host a Virtual Blood Drive!
Email Communication – Use the customized email template to send an invitation to your colleagues, friends and family members to help save lives.
Marketing materials - Share these materials with your colleagues, friends and family to ensure they have a great donation experience.
Be Social - Tag us using #SaveLivesAnywhere for a feature on Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s social media pages. We’ll also tag your corporate team when you donate! Team up, heroes, and we’ll be watching.
Find us @commitforlife and show your support using #SaveLivesAnywhere #CommitForLife.
About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the only blood provider to Houston and its surrounding communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are one of the largest community blood centers in the United States, serving 26 counties from the Texas Gulf Coast to Brazos Valley to East Texas and more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions. Our facilities include Blood Center East Texas (Lufkin, Nacogdoches) and The Blood Center of Brazos Valley (College Station).
To meet the needs of the community, we need 800-1,000 donations a day, and all blood donors in the U.S. must be unpaid volunteers. Those units of blood are a vital lifeline for Houston’s health care industry and are used in surgeries, cancer treatments and various medical procedures.