A phlebotomist at the Blood Center East Texas currently battling cancer, Fernando Ibarra is a hero in more ways than one. He’s worked for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center just half a year, but his passion for our mission goes deeper than any typical job.
Your blood can help advance medical care
Cellular Life Solutions is the division of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center specializing in collecting products for these therapies. Its goal is to help make the dream of new, cutting-edge blood and cell therapies the new standard of care. The development of these new therapies depends on the availability of allogeneic cells that can be used to manufacture cellular therapy products in the laboratory.
We knew y’all weren’t mad
Nearly 500 people have been unable to give blood at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center this year because they were considered “at risk” for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. However, many now may be eligible to donate and save lives after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in April it was loosening some of its regulations.