The Woodlands Family YMCA to host blood donor coaches on a monthly basis

By: The Woodlands Family YMCA
| Published 02/08/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – With no substitute for blood, the role of donors in sustaining a huge range of medical care is essential. Unfortunately, as the pace of life accelerates, value systems shift, and communication channels fragment, blood banks are more frequently struggling to keep the blood supply up to meet demand. Overall, the pandemic year’s disruptions have worsened this trend.

“We’re not a place… we’re a purpose.”

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs to collect a minimum of 1,000 units of blood each and every day in order to provide necessary blood products for patients around the Houston area. Every blood donor counts; each donation can save up to three lives.

The Woodlands Family YMCAs are here for you as they collaborate with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host the Blood Donor Coach once a month, to help address the critical needs of blood supply for local hospitals. The upcoming appearances of the coach include:

Branch Crossing YMCA, 8100 Ashlane Way – Friday, February 24, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive a FREE Pull-Over.

Shadowbend YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place – Friday March 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Donors will receive $10 Tango Digital Gift Card, a free ticket to Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures, and a?voucher for a short stack of pancakes at IHOP.

Five Reasons Why Blood Donations are So Important:

1) It's an act of kindness and compassion
2) The need is great
3) Supply can’t always meet demand
4) It takes less than 60 minutes to save lives
5) Someday, you may need someone to do the same for you

Collecting blood is a marathon, not a sprint. Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Your donation could mean the difference between life and death for someone, and that’s why the YMCA is so grateful for you.

All donors are encouraged to register online for your preferred time and date. Walk-ups are welcomed. Please remember to eat, drink, and bring ID. For more information, visit or call Roxanne Davis at 281-681-6730.

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