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20 Years of Celebration and Saving Lives

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on June 14, 2024. This global event, established in 2005 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is dedicated to raising awareness about the need for a safe supply of blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving donations.

Grand Opening Event: Fulshear Donor Center

Fulshear, we have you covered! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is proud to announce the grand opening of our newest Fulshear Donor Center on Thursday, June 13, making donating blood more convenient for our Fulshear and surrounding communities.

Help Us Keep The Blood Supply Strong

In light of the recent storm, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is asking for our community’s support to keep our blood supply strong. Several blood drives have been canceled, and community donor centers such as Cy-Fair and Cypress are temporarily closed due to power outages. We emphasize the importance of maintaining an adequate blood supply, especially during emergencies.

Volunteering Saves Lives in our Community

It's National Volunteer Week, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is spotlighting the contributions of its dedicated volunteers and encouraging our community to get involved and support non-profit organizations in our region. From April 21-27, we will celebrate the impact of volunteerism and express gratitude to those who generously give their time and talents to support our life-saving mission.

Stack Up the Goodness And Save Lives

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is teaming up again with IHOP to bring you a deliciously sweet deal that will 'stack' up the goodness. From April 8 to April 29, all successful donors will receive a certificate for a free shortstack of buttermilk pancakes at participating IHOP restaurants in the Greater Houston and Nacogdoches Areas when they donate blood.

Saddle Up, Save Lives, and Win Big This Rodeo Season

Houston, saddle up. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is kicking off the Rodeo season with an exciting promotion you don't want to miss. Host a blood drive or donate blood at any of our 17 donor centers or mobile blood drives from February 15 - March 17 for a chance to win one of many prizes, including Jonas Brothers' tickets.

A New Era of Leadership

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nikhil Nayak as the organization's new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2024. With over 25 years of distinguished experience in health and life sciences, Nikhil Nayak brings a wealth of expertise to lead the center into its next chapter of service and innovation.

The Krewe is Back: Mardi Gras Returns in 2024

Join the Krewe and donate blood! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Mardi Gras! Galveston are partnering again to kick off the 2024 year. Together, we set our eyes on another year of saving lives and addressing our community's ongoing need for blood. Donors will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to Mardi Gras! Galveston when they donate blood from January 18 to 24, 2024.

Houston Unites to Saves Lives During National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is celebrating our community's generous volunteer blood donors, emphasizing their critical role in sustaining our community's blood supply. These individuals play a crucial role in sustaining the health and well-being of our healthcare system, and their commitment is particularly vital during the winter months when the supply often faces a decline. Throughout this month, our primary goal is to heighten awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations and encourage our community to become regular blood donors.

The Woodlands Donor Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to announce the grand reopening of its newly upgraded Woodlands Neighborhood Donor Center located at 3091 College Park Dr. Ste 130, Woodlands, TX 77384, on December 13 from noon to 2 p.m. This significant event represents a leap forward in our commitment to elevating the donor experience and expanding our lifesaving capabilities in blood and cellular donations.

Uniting Our Community for a Season of Giving

The holiday season is upon us, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to share details about our upcoming Commit for Life Day event on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at our Pearland Neighborhood Donor Center, located at 9223 Broadway St., Suite #119, Pearland, TX 77584

Medical Pioneer Dr. Rossmann Retires

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center proudly announces the retirement of Dr. Susan Rossmann, MD, Ph.D., its esteemed former Chief Medical Officer. Over two decades, she has made a profound impact on the field of transfusion medicine and the entire medical community.

Inclusiveness and Equality, A New Age in Blood Banking

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is pleased to announce that we have officially implemented The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final guidelines, allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood without a deferral period based solely on their sexual orientation. With this change, we welcome newly eligible individuals to donate blood at the beginning of November.

Holiday of Giving

It's that wonderful time of year when Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center rekindles the spirit of giving through our cherished Holiday Hugs tradition. This year, we are excited to announce our continued partnership with BEAR (BE A Resource) for a heartwarming holiday toy drive initiative from November 1st to December 31st, 2023

We Bleed Orange: Uniting Donors and Baseball Fans During the Playoffs

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to join Houston's playoff journey and show our support for our beloved baseball team. We are thrilled to announce a special 'We Bleed Orange' T-shirt giveaway to celebrate this exciting moment and thank our generous donors. Starting Friday, October 20, and running through October 25, all successful donors will score this exclusive T-shirt, proudly displaying their home team spirit.

Texas Blood Centers Engage in Friendly Rivalry to Save Lives

In a thrilling showdown of community spirit and friendly rivalry, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Carter BloodCare are going head-to-head to see which center's donors can make the biggest impact on local patients in need. It is a contest of blood, sweat, and cheers as we compete in a unique challenge to put a smile on everyone's face, which kicked off Sunday, October 15.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center proudly joins the worldwide movement this October as we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and unite in the battle against breast cancer. This annual observance serves as a reminder of the countless lives affected by this deadly disease, bringing together individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness, promote early detection, and provide support to those affected.

Childhood Cancer Awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is raising awareness about the importance of donating blood to help children who are in a fight for their lives. Blood transfusions can be crucial for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Unlocking Knowledge - Detecting the Trait

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center joins the nationwide effort to raise awareness and promote understanding of sickle cell disease (SCD) during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. As a part of our campaign, we emphasize the community's vital role in treating this disease through blood donations. Additionally, we are introducing a sickle cell trait screening for all Black donors during the month.

Let’s Get Straight to the Pint This August

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is thrilled to announce the continuation of its longstanding partnership with Blue Bell Creameries as they celebrate an impressive three decades of collaboration this August during our highly anticipated annual Pint for Pint promotion.

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