A long summer ahead, but you can help. Here’s how.
Life is slowly returning to a regular rhythm. The blood supply, however, is not.
Currently, there are not enough blood donations to support the needs of local patients. Factors such as a rapidly growing population, medical treatment advances, the pandemic, and extended surgery schedule for procedures previously canceled due to COVID-19 have strained the blood supply to levels not seen in 30 years.
There is only one solution: a collective, consistent effort by all eligible people to give blood.
There are many ways you can help rebuild a readily available blood supply for the patients in our community:
Donate blood when you are eligible.
Donate blood more than once a year. If you donate whole blood, you can give 6 times in one year; if you donate platelets, you can donate up to 24 times per year.
Maximize your donation. Did you know you can affect twice as many patients’ lives based on how you donate? Learn more about apheresis and if you qualify to donate this way.
Share why you give blood and invite new donors–including friends, family, co-workers, workout buddies, book club members, and anyone who may be eligible to make a life-saving difference for Texans.
Host a blood drive at your workplace or place of worship by emailing email@example.com, or create your own mini-blood drive at one of our 25 donor centers.
Blood is donated by the community and for the community. When Texans give, Texans live. Please schedule your next blood donation this month at one of our 25 donor centers or a community blood drive, or call/text, 800-366-2834. Para información en español llama: 844-372-5827.
Visit the links below for community partner drives and promotional events supporting summertime blood donation: