Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Lakewood Chruch are working together during this pandemic to save lives.
Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Patients in your community will be forever grateful for your ongoing contributions during this time.
Please Note: Appointments preferred, and face masks are required. Click on any link below to make an appointment online.
Saturday, April 17, 2021: Schedule Your Appointment
Sunday, April 18, 2021: Schedule Your Appointment
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As of June 15, 2020, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is using the Roche Diagnostics Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Test and the Ortho VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG. These tests are authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization, which means it can be used only during the time of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis. This test is authorized by the FDA only for detecting the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and is not intended for diagnosis of COVID-19.
The Blood Center is inviting donors who test positive for the antibodies to return and give convalescent plasma to help patients recover in local hospitals.