Stay up to date with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center news and press releases.
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.
Convalescent plasma can help fight COVID-19
JUNE 8, 2020—Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is collecting convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19.
The Blood Center joins transfusion study
APRIL 8, 2020—Baylor College of Medicine and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center have teamed up to procure COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma from appropriate donors and provide it to the most critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection as part of a transfusion study.
Blood donors fill shelves amid pandemic
MARCH 30, 2020—Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center saw a tremendous response in our community to our call for help, and we are no longer experiencing shortages.