Roll Up Your Sleeve in Katy to Help Restock Low Blood Supplies
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Roll Up Your Sleeve in Katy to Help Restock Low Blood Supplies

January 09 2024

January is National Blood Donor Month, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is celebrating the community's generous volunteer blood donors, emphasizing their critical role in sustaining our community's blood supply. The holiday and winter seasons historically witness a decrease in blood donations due to various factors, including travel and seasonal illnesses. This poses a challenge for maintaining an adequate blood supply for life-saving transfusions, medical procedures such as surgeries and organ transplants, emergencies, cancer treatments, and childbirth complications, and supporting research and development in medicine.

Did You Know?

Once collected, your blood donation goes on a life-saving journey to hospitals, ambulances, Life Flight helicopters and more. You can even receive a notification when your blood donation is used! To learn more about what happens to your blood donation, read more here.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center plays an essential role as the sole provider of blood and blood components to more than 170 hospitals in a 26-county area, including Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. To help bridge the gap in supply from the holidays, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is asking the Katy community to make donating blood a part of their routine to give back and save lives. You can support the community in several distinct ways:

Donating Blood

Giving blood is the most direct and impactful way individuals can give back. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center encourages community members to schedule appointments and make regular blood donations to ensure a stable and sufficient blood supply.

Did you know that you can give the gift of life through blood donation at a brick-and-mortar location right here in Katy? Your  Katy Neighborhood Donor Center is conveniently located at 1575 S Grand Parkway, Suite 600 in Katy, TX 77494. The Blood Center is open from Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Here are a few highlights about the Center:
  • Five donor screening rooms and eight collection beds.
  • Variety of ways you can choose to Commit for Life, including whole blood and Apheresis technology.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable staff that is ready to answer your questions and care for you while you help save a life.
  • Donor relaxation area featuring fresh-baked cookies daily for donors' comfort and enjoyment.
  • Children's play area so that donors can watch their children enjoy videos, toys and games while donating.

Their state-of-the-art donor coaches create the best donation experience at mobile blood drives, even where space is at a premium. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center works with groups of all different sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned and operated small businesses. The work they do impacts real people and real families every single day. Big or small, your blood drive and donations make a huge impact on our community. 


For more convenient locations to donate blood, visit

Hosting a Blood Drive

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to host blood drives throughout the year. Blood drives provide a community-driven opportunity to collectively contribute to the ongoing need for blood donations. Hosting a blood drive is free and can genuinely impact many lives. For more information on how to host a blood drive, visit


Join Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center's team of dedicated volunteers and play a crucial role in supporting their mission. Whether assisting at blood drives, providing administrative support, or helping with community outreach, your time and commitment make a significant difference. To learn more, please visit

Gulf Cast Regional Blood Center is encouraging the Katy community to come together this National Blood Donor Month. Your ongoing support keeps their mission beating, and together, we can ensure there is always enough blood for those who need it most.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Food and Drug Administration and the sole provider of blood and blood components 24/7 to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in a 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region. 

Source: GCRBL

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