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Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Launches non-invasive, Painless Way to Check Hemoglobin Levels

Say goodbye to the finger stick! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the first independent licensed blood center in Texas to use OrSense’s NBM-200 to check hemoglobin levels for donors before donation to ensure healthy measurements.  

Texas Blood Bank Aids Louisiana after Hurricane Ida

SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2021- (Houston, Texas) Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center- Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has come to aid Louisiana’s local blood banks after a catastrophic hurricane made landfall earlier last week.

World Blood Donor Day on June 14th and 15th

JUNE 8TH, 2021- (Houston, Texas) Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center- As we approach World Blood Donor Day on June 14 and 15th, we want to recognize and celebrate the generosity of blood donors who save lives in our community. In addition, World Blood Donor Day raises awareness about the need for blood donations daily.

Winter Storms Devastate Blood Supply in Gulf Coast Region

FEB. 18, 2021 - Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs blood drive hosts and blood donors

 

National Blood Donor Month celebrates heroes

JAN. 25, 2021—Community support is essential to saving lives in our region through both blood donations and STEM cell transplants.  

Patients need blood donors through holidays

DEC. 3, 2020—This year, as we continue to fight the pandemic, the need is doubled. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs 800-1000 blood donations a day as well as people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma.

Family of young patient with heart defect asks for support

NOV. 6, 2020—Noah Hollingsworth was born six days after his twin brother Lucas at just 27 weeks. Both boys needed blood. Then, Noah was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect requiring open-heart surgery.​

CenterPoint Energy remains dedicated to saving lives

OCT. 16, 2020—One of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s leading community partners, CenterPoint Energy, is doing its part to maintain the community’s blood supply by hosting employee blood drives at its facilities throughout the Greater Houston area.

FDA changes donor requirements

JULY 9, 2020—More people can give blood and save lives with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center after the U.S. FDA changed its eligibility requirements as donations decreased in response to the pandemic.  

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