Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is teaming up with ABC 13 to save lives in our community from March 3-6, 2023. We offer our donors a sincere thank you and a $10 Amazon eGift Card through Tango* for supporting patients and local hospitals.
Did you know that a blood transfusion occurs in the U.S. every two seconds? That’s why Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs 1,000 blood donations a day to meet the needs of our community!
Donate at one of our participating Greater Houston Area Donor Centers or select mobile drives:
Friday, March 3, 2023
ABC13 Studio Drive
KTRK Channel 13 Station - Parking Lot - 3310 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005
Schedule your appointment |6:00AM - 6:00PM
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*The Tango e-gift card will be redeemable through a link emailed to donors. Ensure that a valid email address is provided at the time of your donation. Please note that the link to redeem your e-gift card will expire 60 days after your successful blood donation and cannot be redeemed afterward. This e-gift card can be redeemed for various companies, such as Amazon, Starbucks, Target... etc.
One Hour Changes Everything
For blood recipients like Mia
Mia is new to Texas. She and her family moved from New York during the pandemic. Shortly after moving, Mia was diagnosed with a very rare form of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). She receives blood transfusions at Texas Children’s Hospital as part of her treatment. Her mom says Mia is completely different and back to enjoying life after the transfusions. Mia is full of joy and loves playing with her toys.
Did you know?
Blood generally falls into one of four general categories: O, A, B and AB. However, antigens in blood can make it more difficult for some people to find a good match, and the closer two blood types match the less likely there is to be a complication after a transfusion. Because some rare antigens are more commonly found among people with similar ethnic backgrounds, it’s crucial for us to have a diverse donor base that regularly gives blood.