Cellular Life Solutions needs people who would be interested in donating blood samples to determine eligibility for a special donation. These special donations help scientists find better ways to detect and treat life-threatening diseases.
To qualify to participate, individuals must weigh at least 120 lbs. and be 18 years of age or older.
Donors who are selected will be asked to return for a special donation taking a minimum of 4 hours. Donors are required to come in 4-5 days before the procedure to fill out forms and conduct additional prescreening. From prescreening to donation, the entire process takes place at 1400 La Concha Lane, Houston, TX.
After a successful special donation, donors will receive up to 2500 reward points, equivalent to $200, depending on the procedure performed. Those points can be redeemed for digital gift cards in the Donor Rewards Store.
To begin earning points, you must create a Digital Donor account. You can do so by visiting giveblood.org or downloading our Digital Donor app available on iOS and Android devices. New donors and those who don't have an account need to create one within 30 days of donating or they will lose their points.
Cellular Whole Blood: 600 points
Mononuclear Cell Apheresis: 2,500 points
Appointment kept bonus: 10 points for appointments made a minimum 24 hours in advance.
Log in to your Digital Donor account and visit the Rewards Store. Ensure you have the updated email address listed in your account. To update your email address, access My Account in your Digital Donor account and select Change Communication Preferences.
Your gift card will be distributed electronically, so we must have your current email address on file. If you order a gift card through the Rewards Store and don't see it in your email inbox, check your junk mail. Be sure and add us to your safe sender list, so you won't miss any of our updates.
When a donor reaches 15 months with no donation activity, his or her points will be donated back to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Inactive donors are encouraged to resume their donations before reaching the 15-month mark to keep their points from expiring and, more importantly, help save more lives.