We are excited to partner with IHOP to save lives in the Greater Houston area. When you give blood June 14-30, you’ll get a voucher for a short stack of pancakes* as a token of our appreciation for helping save lives.
*While supplies last. Promotion item may be substituted for item of equal value. Voucher expires on Sept. 6, 2021.
Follow us on social media @commitforlife to get updates about our promotions, giveaways, and special blood drives. We love to interact with our donors, so please share your donation experience and love by using #CommitForLife.
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.