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‘Father of Blood Banking’ fought for racial equality

During Black History Month, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center strives to honor the legacy of Dr. Charles Drew—An African-American doctor who was a pioneer in the blood banking industry in the early 1900s. His accomplishments have long been lauded by those of us who continue this crucial work in our ...

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Gulf Coast Heroes: A love letter to blood donors

Gulf Coast Heroes: A love letter to blood donors  To you, it’s a simple band wrapped around your elbow.   To blood recipients, it’s a symbol of strength … of unity … of selflessness.   The band wrapped around your arm after a blood donation is a signal to the rest of the world that you have made ...

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Mr. Teague will be missed greatly

Bill T. Teague, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s founding CEO, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25.  Mr. Teague was a leader in blood banking, serving as our CEO for more than 30 years. His contributions to the fields of blood banking and transfusion medicine received well-deserved acclaim, and cou ...

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