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Commit for Life is a partnership between you and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center focused on saving lives, today... and in the future. 

Since the beginning of the Commit for Life program, our dedicated blood donors have helped save millions of lives, and we could not be more grateful or proud.  

There is no substitute for blood. It must be voluntarily donated by one person to be given to another. The need for different blood components – like red blood cells, platelets, plasma and source plasma – is constant. Giving on an ongoing basis helps ensure blood components are always available for the patients we serve. 

About 1,000 donations are needed every day to help save lives in the Texas Gulf Coast region. That is why we encourage individuals to Commit for Life to help ensure healthy blood supply is always available.  

Click here to find out how groups, businesses, and organizations can Commit for Life as a group. 

Or click here to find out how you can Commit for Life as a volunteer.  

How donors can Commit for Life: 

Donate regularly.  

Regular donations are essential to an adequate blood supply. Depending on your eligibility, you should donate whole blood at least every six months or more frequently for plasma and platelet donations. Give as often as you can and earn points for every donation.  

Connect with us.  

Whether you prefer to hear from The Blood Center via email, phone, text, or social media, you can participate as a Commit for Life member by staying informed.  

Spread the word.  

Nothing is more powerful than hearing about the importance of blood donations from a Commit for Life donor. Tell your friends and family how they can save lives. 

 

Membership Levels 

Bronze: At least one attempted blood donation in a calendar year 

Silver: One or two successful blood donations in a calendar year 

Gold: At least three successful blood donations in a calendar year (two if double red cells) 

Donor Rewards 

Commit for Life’s Donor Rewards program is one small way we get to thank each of you who helps us save lives. 

If you have never donated before, you will become a Commit for Life Bronze member upon your first attempted donation. You will receive a welcome packet in the mail with a special gift and all the information you need to get the most out of your membership. Create a Digital Donor account within 30 days from your donation to earn points for donating and redeem your points in the Rewards Store. 

How do donors earn points? 

Whole blood donation: 30 points 

Automated donation: 45 points 

Automated donation with platelet or double red cell: 65 points 

Appointment kept bonus: 10 points for appointments made at least 24 hours in advance.  

How can you start earning points? 

To begin earning points, you must create a Digital Donor account. You can do so by visiting giveblood.org or downloading our Digital Donor app available on iOS and Android devices. New donors and those who don’t have an account need to create one within 30 days of donating or they will lose their points. 

How can you redeem the rewards? 

Log in to your Digital Donor account and visit the Rewards Store. Ensure you have the updated email address listed in your account. To update your email address, access My Account in your Digital Donor account, and select Change Communication Preferences.  

Your gift card will be distributed electronically, so we must have your current email address on file. If you order a gift card through the Rewards Store and don't see it in your email inbox, check your junk mail. Be sure and add us to your safe sender list, so you won’t miss any of our updates. 

Check our Commit for Life videos that show the many reasons why The Blood Center is important to people and a special behind-the-scenes look into our operations. 

Create a Digital Donor account or download the Digital Donor app. 

IMPORTANT: Your gift card reward will be distributed electronically so make sure we have your current email address. 

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