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Why Help? 

Blood donors make it possible for patients and their families to offer silent thanks and prayers as energy is restored and skin regains color. Blood cannot be manufactured. One person must voluntarily give it to another. That’s why blood donors are so important, not only to us but to hundreds of thousands of patients in our community. They are depending on you.   

Donors are not donating blood — they're giving more time, more smiles and more hugs. 


Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the only blood provider to Houston and its surrounding communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are one of the largest community blood centers in the United States, serving 26 counties from the Texas Gulf Coast to Brazos Valley to East Texas.

To meet the community's needs, we need 1,000 donations a day, and all blood donors in the U.S. must be unpaid volunteers. Those units of blood are a vital lifeline for Houston’s health care industry and are used in surgeries, cancer treatments, and various medical procedures. 


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