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River Oaks Firestone with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on 07/20/2018 from 9AM to 1PM.
River Oaks Firestone
3701 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
* Every Blood Donor Will Receive a Free Beach Towel *
To meet the needs of the community, The Blood Center must collect about 1,000 donations each day.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a non-profit, community blood center responsible for providing voluntarily donated blood and blood components to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.
WHOLE BLOOD DONATION
For a whole blood donation, about one pint of blood is collected and separated into its three components: plasma, platelets and red blood cells. The value of a whole blood donation is that you help save three lives!
Automated donations allow a donor to give one or more specific components in a single donation based on their blood type and patient needs. The process is simple: blood is drawn and separated. Only the components being donated are collected, while the remaining components are safely returned to the donor.
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CAN I DONATE IF...
I have diabetes?
You can donate if you are feeling well, regardless of blood sugar level.
I have a thyroid condition?
If thyroid is controlled by medication, you can donate.
I have high blood pressure?
If your blood pressure is controlled, you can donate.
I had cancer?
Most cancers have a one-year deferral. Minor skin cancers have a two-week deferral. Leukemia and lymphoma are the only cancers that have an indefinite deferral.
I have recently had a pregnancy/miscarriage?
You can donate six weeks after the end of your pregnancy.
I had surgery?
Yes, you can donate. If you had a blood transfusion, you are deferred for one year.
I am on antibiotics?
You can donate 48 hours after you complete your medication and are symptom free.
I have traveled outside the Unites States?
Please bring dates and locations for everywhere you have been if you have traveled outside the United States or Canada within the last 12 months, or if you have lived outside the United States or Canada during the last three years.
I just got a tattoo?
You can donate one week after getting a tattoo in a licensed facility.
For more information, please call Donor Services at (713) 791-6608 or email [email protected]