Before you get ready to spend time with your family for the holidays, help patients who won’t be able to spend time with their families this year by giving blood. Make an appointment and help save lives this holiday season!
BEARing Gifts For Children This Holiday
Items such as clothes, pajamas, socks, shoes, formula, diapers, and much more are ready to be handed out on the Northwest side of Houston. These items serve as a beacon of hope for Child Protective Services caregivers and children. This is where the non-profit known as BEAR, or Be A Resource for CPS Kids, is located. BEAR provides hope and help for kids under the care of CPS through a handful of programs. BEARing Gifts is one of them. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to be partnering with BEAR this year. And we hope you can help too!
What Everyone Ought to Know About Blood Types
There are only four main blood types: A, B, AB, and O. And we love them all! Your blood type can actually determine a few things about you. First, how do doctors determine who gets your blood when you give a blood donation? Second, your blood type can give some insight into your health. And lastly, depending on who you ask, your blood type may even determine what diet you should be on. More on those topics in a few, but let's dive right into the blood types and basics.