Mobile Drives by Date

Mobile blood drives are conducted at businesses, schools, churches and other locations throughout our region. Use the list below to find a blood drive that is convenient for you to help save lives, or search drives by city.

 

Saturday, March 28

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment The Fort Bend Dream Center4100 Avenue N
Rosenberg, TX 77471
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Waller County Extension Office846 6th Street
Hempstead, TX 77445
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Kroger- Missouri City Fortbend Tollway10250 Hwy 6
Missouri City, TX 77459
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Grace Presbyterian Church10221 Ella Lee Lane
Houston, TX 77042
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Bikers Bay - Clute445 E Plantation Dr
Clute, TX 77531
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Gordon Memorial Library917 N. Circle Dr
Sealy, TX 77474
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Walmart - 141 I-45 South - Huntsville141 I-45 South
Huntsville, TX 77340
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Emergency Service District #2782 Walnut Avenue
Cushing, TX 75760
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Memorial City Mall303 Memorial City Mall
Houston, TX 77024
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Walmart - El Dorado150 W El Dorado Blvd
Friendswood, TX 77546
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Waterview Estates5110 Waterview Estates Trail
Richmond, TX 77407
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Fleetwood & Barkers Landing Communities15455 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Target Houston Tomball North14302 FM 2920 Rd.
Tomball, TX 77377
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 29

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Kinsmen Lutheran12100 Champion Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77066
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Windwood Presbyterian10555 Spring Cypress
Houston, TX 77070
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Kroger #3732301 Rayford Rd
Spring, TX 77386
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Kroger- Clute800 N Dixie Dr
Clute, TX 77531
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Burton Community516 Colorado St
Burton, TX 77835
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Cross Creek Ranch11605 S. Fry Road
Suite 101 Suite 101
Fulshear, TX 77441
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Meridiana Community Blood Drive4003 Meridiana Parkway
Rosharon, TX 77583
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment First Baptist Church of Friendswood202 E. Heritage Dr.
Friendswood, TX 77546
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Pomona4480 Kirby Dr
Manvel, TX 77578
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Walmart - El Dorado150 W El Dorado Blvd
Friendswood, TX 77546
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Brookshire Bros. #39 - Bellville720 Front St
Bellville, TX 77418
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday, March 30

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Manvel Police Department6615 Masters
Manvel, TX 77578
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Kroger #3732301 Rayford Rd
Spring, TX 77386
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Deer Park HighSchool-South Campus710 W San Augustine St
Deer Park, TX 77536
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Gloria Dei Lutheran Church18220 Upper Bay Rd
Houston, TX 77058
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Sweeny High School205 Ashley-Wilson Road
Sweeny, TX 77480
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Century 21 Beal404 University Dr. E H
College Station, TX 77840
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Clute EMS231 Commerce St
Clute, TX 77531
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Holy Spirit Episcopal Church12535 Perthshire
Houston, TX 77024
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment MemberSource Credit Union10100 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77042
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment CenterPoint Community Church2510 Center Street
Deer Park, TX 77536
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment AT&T - Spring19752 IH 45 N, Suite D
Spring, TX 77373
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, March 31

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Primrose School of West Cinco Ranch26900 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Four Oaks Place1330 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Rice EMS6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Transwestern - 2 Northpoint2 Northpoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Crosspoint Campus4601 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, TX 77401
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Health Museum1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Samurai Karate Dojo12500 Oxford Park Dr
Houston, TX 77082
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment League City United Methodist1601 League City Parkway
League City, TX 77573
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Chick-fil-A at Westheimer & Fondren8609 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77063
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Scholars & Scoundrels - Katy1251 Pin Oak Rd Suite 141
Katy, TX 77494
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Community Toyota4701 I-10 East
Baytown, TX 77521
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 1

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Harris Health System - Ben Taub General Hospital1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Breakfast KlubThe Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis 3711 Travis
Houston, TX 77002
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Ace Hardware - Bay City4127 7th Street
Bay City, TX 77414
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Faithbridge18000 Stuebner Airline Rd
Spring, TX 77379
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Four Oaks Place1330 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Christ The King Lutheran Church3803 West Lake Houston Parkway
Humble, TX 77346
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Houston's First Baptist Church - Cypress Campus11011 Mason Rd
Cypress, TX 77433
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Health Museum1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Citymark Church - League City231 W Main St
League City, TX 77573
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Weimar Encore Lion's ClubUnited Church of Christ
403 West Main 403 West Main
Weimar, TX 78962
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Big Horn BBQ - Pearland2300 Smith Ranch Rd.
Pearland, TX 77584
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Walmart - Alvin400 HWY 35 Bypass
Alvin, TX 77511
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Gallery Furniture- Grand Parkway7227 W Grand Parkway S
Richmond, TX 77406
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 2

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Memorial Hermann Greater Heights1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment HEB28550 HWY 290
Cypress, TX 77433
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Caldwell High School Emergency DriveFirst United Methodist Church
306 W Fox Street 306 W Fox Street
Caldwell, TX 77836
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment EHRA10011 Meadowglen Lane
Houston, TX 77042
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment 10777 Westheimer Rd.10777 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77042
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Grace Woodlands24400 Interstate Highway 45
The Woodlands, TX 77386
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Health Museum1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Rosenberg Civic Center3825 TX 36
Rosenberg, TX 77471
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Chick-fil-A- SW Frwy2715 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment HCA Houston Healthcare - Medical Center1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Citymark Church - League City231 W Main St
League City, TX 77573
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment First Colony Mall16535 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Eventide Family Practice14026 FM 2100 Suite E
Crosby, TX 77532
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Primrose School of the Westchase District3191 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday, April 3

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Caldwell High School Emergency DriveFirst United Methodist Church
306 W Fox Street 306 W Fox Street
Caldwell, TX 77836
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment CHI St. Luke's Health - Brazosport100 Medical Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend6145 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, TX 77381
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment River Pointe Church21000 Southwest Freeway
Richmond, TX 77469
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodland Church Atascocita18111 W, Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77346
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Woodlands Church, Fellowship CampusOne Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Goe Harley- Davidson/Kawasaki1350 S. Hwy 288B
Angleton, TX 77515
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Legal Monkeys301 N Main
Bryan, TX 77803
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Health Museum1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment In Memory of Kayleb Ard205 E. Houston
Cleveland, TX 77327
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment White Oak Music Hall2915 N.Main St.
Houston, TX 77009
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Good Sam/Camping World/Gander Outdoors27905 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77494
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Scholars & Scoundrels17101 W Grand Parkway South
Sugar Land, TX 77479
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 4

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Blood Drive in Honor of Rushi Gandhi - McAlister's Deli of Sugar Land13517 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Goe Harley- Davidson/Kawasaki1350 S. Hwy 288B
Angleton, TX 77515
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy23300 Bellaire Blvd
Richmond, TX 77406
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Summerwood Central Clubhouse14111 Summerwood Lakes Drive
Houston, TX 77044
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Blood Drive Honoring Koen Memphis Kramer13631 Hwy 36
Needville, TX 77461
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, April 5

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Grace Crossing Church105 FM 1488 Rd
Conroe, TX 77384
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Iglesia Faro De Luz4900 Greenhouse Rd
Katy, TX 77449
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Fountain of Praise13950 Hillcroft
Houston, TX 77085
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Kingwood Church of Christ2901 Woodland Hill Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Lakewood United Methodist11330 Louetta
Houston, TX 77070
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Olive Branch Houston & ISGH (Maryam Islamic Center)504 Satartia Road
Sugar Land, TX 77479
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Walmart - 141 I-45 South - Huntsville141 I-45 South
Huntsville, TX 77340
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Memorial Drive Presbyterian11612 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Christian City Fellowship5243 Texas 36
Sealy, TX 77474
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment First Colony Mall16535 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Grand Parkway Baptist Church12000 FM 1464 Road
Richmond, TX 77407
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday, April 6

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment BBVA Compass10900 Corporate Centre
150 150
Houston, TX 77041
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Schedule Your Appointment Get Wrapped Church23221 Aldine Westfield Rd
Spring, TX 77373
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Eagle Pointe Recreation Complex12450 Eagle Pointe Dr
Mont Belvieu, TX 77523
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Gleannloch Farms Community9420 Gleannloch Forest Dr
Spring, TX 77379
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment NRG CenterOne NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Sysco Corp - Enclave Parkway1390 Enclave Parkway
Houston, TX 77077
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Tomball United Methodist Church1603 Baker Drive
Tomball, TX 77375
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment City of Katy Fire Dept1417 Avenue D
Katy, TX 77493
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Pinspiration Richmond - Ramble Creek Shopping Center7930 West Grand Parkway S
Richmond, TX 77406
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 7

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment St. Paul's United Methodist Church5501 Main
Houston, TX 77006
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend6145 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, TX 77381
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Crawfish Shack5822 FM 2100
Crosby, TX 77532
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment NRG CenterOne NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Grace Community Church14505 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Bellville VFD511 West Main St.
Bellville, TX 77418
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 8

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment St. Paul's United Methodist Church5501 Main
Houston, TX 77006
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment NRG CenterOne NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Sealy Fire Dept #11207 Hwy 90 West
Sealy, TX 77474
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Memorial Hermann Sugar Land17500 W. Grand Parkway S.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment CenterPoint Energy: Bellaire4300 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Knights of Columbus-24901458 CR 406
Armory Road-Highway 71 Armory Road-Highway 71
El Campo, TX 77437
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 9

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Vallourec2107 CityWest Blvd
Houston, TX 77042
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment EHRA10011 Meadowglen Lane
Houston, TX 77042
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Marathon Oil Tower5555 San Felipe
Houston, TX 77056
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment River Pointe Church - Missouri City Campus7057 Knights Court
Missouri City, TX 77459
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment NRG CenterOne NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, April 10

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment HCA Houston Healthcare, Tomball605 Holderrieth
Tomball, TX 77375
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Gulf Coast Auto Park3000 N. Hwy 288
Angleton, TX 77515
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment NRG CenterOne NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Bayway Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram4000 Pasadena Fwy
Pasadena, TX 77503
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Honda Cars of Katy21001 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77450
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 11

 Site NameAddressTime
Schedule Your Appointment Huntsville Churches1800 19th ST
Huntsville, TX 77340
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schedule Your Appointment Moody GardensOne Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

 

Blood Center News
‘Superhero medicine’ and blood donors help save Owen’s life

Sarah was celebrating her son’s fourth birthday in 2018 when she had to excuse herself. While she had the video camera pointed at her young son’s face, Sarah couldn’t help thinking this birthday might be his last. 

Owen was battling brain cancer for the second time. 

Two years later, birthdays have become extra special at the Langston household. 

Give Texas

This year on Feb. 26, we honor Dr. Reiss and her legacy through the first-ever Texas Bone Marrow, Blood, and Organ Donation Registry Day, established through the work of State Rep. Gene Wu and passed into law last year.

Blood drives and homemade cookies save lives

The Blood Center depends on the passion of thousands of organizations across the Gulf Coast region to help us save lives. We need 800–1,000 donations a day to serve all of the patients in our community, and we couldn’t do it without businesses, high schools, colleges, churches and a slew of other organizations that work with us.

Give the gift of platelets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to donate platelets! We have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations during the holidays, and blood donation is a great way for blood donors to spread Christmas cheer. 

What type of blood donation works for you?

Whole blood, platelets, red blood cells or plasma — you’ve got options when it comes to saving lives, and each donation has its benefits.

Lone Star Circle of Life

Cole was one of several organ, stem cell and blood donors and recipients honored in the 2019 Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour. Fewer than 12 cyclists are chosen to participate in the biennial event, which lasts about a week. The tour stretched from Tyler to Waco to College Station to Katy to Victoria before ending in Corpus Christi. 

League of Heroes: Heal for Real appeals to gamers

I think it’s safe to say nobody was more psyched than Lance when The Blood Center partnered with Team Liquid for the Heal for Real campaign. Team Liquid is an international esports organization with more a fanbase of more than 7 million people. The campaign is aimed at the gamer community because healers can be a big part of winning attacks.

Elephants need blood, too

At The Blood Center, we're all about saving lives — human or otherwise.  So it was a big deal to hear that we had a small part in helping save the life of a baby elephant named Joy. Joy is an Asian elephant, a species classified as endangered with only an estimated 40,000 left in the world.

What if this is the one that helps cure cancer?

Today I want to introduce you to Anne, a component technician responsible for separating blood into its different components.

 

Be safe, healthy and well

Our blood donors are the best. That’s why we do everything we can to make sure they are safe and comfortable every time they come in to save lives. To truly have the best experience, though, donors should be prepared.

Are You All In?

Some people get starstruck when meeting famous actors, while others want athletes to sign their memorabilia. My coworkers and I get excited when we get to meet real-life superheroes — people give their time because they believe they must help others if given the opportunity.

5 reasons blood donors are the best

The generous spirit of our donors amazes me. There are countless ways to give back to your community, especially in this technological age. Google “ways to give back in the Houston area” and you’ll find long lists of the needs in society. It’s, quite frankly, overwhelming. But you, you’ve waded through all of that information to find the most selfless way to support the people around you.

Why do you give blood?

Twelve students at the Thurgood Marshal School of Law already had signed up to give blood just one hour into their blood drive. It was amazing to see the heart of this high-achieving group taking time out of their studies with just weeks left in the semester to think about others.

Becoming Wonder Woman

I am an unashamed fan of Wonder Woman. Family members reminisced about how I used to wrap a towel around my neck and run around the house singing the “Woman Woman” theme song. (No, that wasn’t a typo. My ability to get song lyrics wrong was apparent even at the young ages of 3 and 4.)

You are powerful

Do you have any idea of the unbelievable power you have?

I was excited last summer to meet Shelley and her daughter, Courtney. The two were full of laughter and fun when Shelley came into our office for a photo shoot. Shelley is one of our long-time dedicated donors. She’s got that kind of giving spirit, and we were thrilled to capture a few photos of her.

Netflix and save lives like a hero: Top 5 movie recommendations

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to help save more lives than ever in 2019. But those automated donations can take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. Mine, in particular, lean more toward the hour-and-a-half territory. What’s a girl to do? Watch Netflix movies and donate. And because I’m so thankful for your willingness to help us save lives, here are my top five recommendations for January.

Have you given a Holiday Hug?

One of the best parts of the Holiday Hugs tradition is reading the notes our donors write for patients in the hospital over the holidays. It’s not an easy task as each patient has his or her own individual circumstance, so we’re restricted in which cards we tie to each bear. Still, many of our donors are well up to the task.

Every day, someone’s life is being saved.

By Tammie Riley 

I learned something the other day. Every day, someone’s life is being saved. I know that seems obvious, but let that sink in. What may be a normal Thursday for most could be something completely different for someone else. And that’s exactly what happened to donor Gary Gilson. Aug. 16 was one of the most important moments in Gary’s life. Not only did he save lives that day, but someone else saved the life of his loved one, as well.

Hospital tour highlights need

A 3-year-old girl lies in a hospital bed in the middle of the room with monitors attached to her bare chest. She’s awake, but she doesn’t lift her head as we walk into the room. Still, she follows us with her eyes. The only sound we hear from her is a small cough while a nurse comes in to check her stats.

 

The Blood Center teams up with Sickle Cell Association of Houston

Blood transfusion is one treatment used to combat complications from sickle cell disease, a form of anemia most likely to affect people of African descent. Prince and her now 27-year-old daughter, Quannecia McCruse, founded the Sickle Cell Association of Houston years ago to educate and provide resources to the community.

 

Drive and save lives

Penny, a local teacher with some free time over the summer, has helped us kick off our new Volunteer Driver program. Are you interested in joining us in our mission to save lives? Call us at (713) 791-6262 or email volunteering@giveblood.org.

Overcoming fear: Donating blood for the first time

I’m a scaredy-cat. I readily admit it. I hate needles. That’s always been my excuse for why I don’t volunteer for anything with a needle. Flu shot? No way. Vaccines? I still remember the sheer terror I felt from them growing up. 

We are always #HoustonStrong

We never know when the next tragedy will strike, but we have to be ready when it does come. 

Meet Eden

CYPRESS – There is nothing more American than baseball and saving lives. Everyone who participates in The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Home Run for Life competition will get a chance at both through June 30.

 

SuperMax is the hero Houston needs!

Max was born with a genetic disorder (neurofibromatosis type 1) that can cause tumors to grow on his nerve endings, and SuperMax has been his alter ego ever since. 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mourns Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush helped save lives in our community, and we celebrate her lifetime of accomplishments. The former First Lady set the bar high in her commitment to helping others.

 

Dr. Charles Drew: A Blood Banking Pioneer

Here at The Blood Center, we pride ourselves on being an organization of diversity. We work together to save and sustain lives, and we each bring a unique perspective when it comes to fulfilling our mission.

Tying the knot and saving lives

Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes, cars and many other things, but one thing it couldn’t destroy is the compassion for others in newlywed couple Gilbert and Stefanie Cruz. Gilbert and Stefanie were set to get married just a few days after Harvey passed, but due the storm’s aftermath they had to alter all of their plans on a moment’s notice.

 

Blood on ambulances helps EMS agencies save more lives

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has partnered with two local agencies providing emergency medical services to help save more lives when time is of the essence, now administering whole blood to patients on the ground.

Donor coaches hit the road sporting new look, features

In the last two years, five of The Blood Center's donor coaches have been refurbished. Find out why this is such an important process.

Circle of Life Bike Tour celebrates life

The Lone Star Circle of Life bike tour visits Texas cities to raise awareness of the need for blood, marrow, organ and tissue donations to honor those impacted by these donation types. This year’s eight-day, 600-mile tour included stops in Houston and College Station.

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