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The Coastal Bend Blood Center, established in 1969, is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3), community service organization committed to unifying, centralizing and consolidating blood donor services in the Coastal Bend. These services include donor recruiting, community education, drawing, processing and distribution. An effective and efficient organization, more than 90% of the Blood Center's annual expenditures go directly to program services to benefit the community.
In the beginning, the Blood Center drew 6,000 donors annually. Today, over 35,000 caring individuals volunteer as donors each year. These donors enable the Blood Center to provide services to 13 medical facilities in its 10-county service area of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. Bloodmobiles operate seven days a week to ensure that hospital and patient needs are met in this large geographical area.
During the years since its inception, the Blood Center has seen considerable growth and regulatory changes. The Blood Center is a federally licensed and accredited facility and, as such, is responsible for meeting and exceeding the requirements and standards set forth by the Food and Drug Administration and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).
In addition, the Coastal Bend Blood Center is also a member of America’s Blood Centers, South Central Association of Blood Banks and the Texas Hospital Association.
The Coastal Bend Blood Center is a proud partner in overseeing the healthcare of the Coastal Bend and will continue to do its part to guarantee that the community's blood needs are met.