Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Celebrates 100-Gallon Donor
Long-Time Donor, Lonnie Cox, Receives Recognition on Friday, September 9, 2022
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is celebrating an outstanding achievement this Friday as a long-time life saver, Lonnie Cox, has reached his 100-gallon donation.
Lonnie Cox, who turns 61 years old on October 17, has been donating blood since he was in college and made his first whole blood donation with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in 1996. He strongly supports our mission to save lives and advocates for blood donation. When Lonnie isn’t on his motorcycle as a Harris County Sherrif’s Office member, he is a known presence at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Champion Neighborhood Donor Center.
“I saw my dad donating, and he was a regular donor, and that seemed like the right thing to do,” said Cox.
Lonnie will become the latest addition to our list of remarkable 100-gallon donors, making him the 34th person at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to give 100 gallons with more than 800 lifetime donations.
The celebratory event will occur at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Champions Neighborhood Donor Center, located at 6935 FM 1960 W. Suite A, Houston, TX, 77069, on Friday, September 9, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The event will consist of a blood donation starting at 11:30 a.m., small award presentation, photo and video opportunities, and refreshments.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs about 1,000 donations a day to better serve the 170 hospitals and healthcare facilities in our community. One donation can save many lives and help those in need in our community.
There are two ways the community can help: By donating blood or hosting a blood drive.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood components 24/7 to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in a 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a nonprofit organization and is accredited by the Food and Drug Administration.