Additional Blood Drives scheduled at the YMCA

By: Roxanne Davis
| Published 03/25/2020

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Though our doors are currently closed due to COVID-19, our hearts are open and our legacy of serve continues to meet the needs of our community. The Y has scheduled additional blood drives in April to assist with the severe blood shortage. Healthy and eligible donors are encouraged to donate and help save lives. It is SAFE to DONATE.

Blood Supply is at a critical low due to COVID-19. More than 200 drives were canceled in the Greater Houston Metro Area after COVID-19 shut down schools, worship centers and many workplaces which have led to a shortage of lifesaving products and pleas for donors. The blood center needs 800 to 1,000 daily donations to meet the needs of local hospitals. Most of the blood collected during the academic year comes from high schools, which are now closed. In a typical week, the center conducts 130 blood drives, which translates to more than 24,700 units a month. A unit, which is one pint of blood, can produce plasma, platelets and whole blood that can save up to three lives.

The Blood Donor Coach will be parked in the Shadowbend Y Parking Lot on Friday, April 3, 9am - 4pm and again on Tuesday, April 7, 9am – 3pm. The Y is located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands. For more info please contact Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison, 281-681-6730.

Due to social distancing guidelines, no drop-ins accepted. Please make an appointment online by clicking on link:

April 3rd: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/310425
April 7th: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/310429


The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is following all heightened CDC recommendations regarding sanitization and safety to provide a clean, safe environment for donations. In accordance with CDC and County, all Social Distancing practices will be observed. The coronavirus does not pose any risk to blood donors, either during the donation process or while attending organized blood drives. For more info on COVID-19 and Donating Blood, http://www.giveblood.org/mythbusters-the-truth-about-coronavirus-(covid-19)/

The Blood Center is 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. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a non-profit organization and is accredited by the Food and Drug Administration


Thank you and remember prior to donating: EAT. DRINK. BRING ID.

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