Blood Banks Open Citywide For Hurricane Harvey


Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has opened five of its Neighborhood Donor Centers on Saturday to help ensure there is an adequate supply for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Collection sites have been limited Saturday due to weather conditions. The Blood Center needs 1,000 donations a day, making it critical for people to donate today, if they are able, in order to meet the needs of healthcare facilities and patients along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The following Donor Centers are open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today:

• Bill T. Teague – 1400 La Concha Lane, Houston, 77054

• Cy-Fair – 11811 FM 1960 West, Suite 120, Houston, 77065

• Humble/Kingwood – 9616 FM 1960 Bypass West, Humble, 77338

• The Woodlands - 3091 College Park Drive, Suite 130, The Woodlands, 77384

• Westchase – 10001 Westheimer Road, Suite 2117, Houston, 77042

For more information and when and where you can donate, visit www.giveblood.org.

Shelter locations

The American Red Cross continues to manage urgent response preparations for Hurricane Harvey. For a list of open shelters, please see:

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter This information will evolve throughout the day so you may wish to check back as you are able.

How You Can Help

Volunteer: The Red Cross is greatly in need of volunteers to help with warehousing, shelter management, supply distribution and administrative support. Those interested in volunteering can register at redcross.org/volunteer.

Donate: The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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