Donors must make appointments to manage flow and avoid crowding; need for blood continues during pandemic
Blood donation has been designated an essential public health activity, and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center needs the community to continue to donate blood to prevent blood shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, has scheduled several blood drives in the next week at locations large enough to accommodate social distancing.
The locations include community centers, hotel meeting rooms, and church gyms or meeting rooms. They are replacing more than 100 blood drives canceled at schools, churches, businesses and other organizations throughout South Texas in the past 14 days.