Blood Drive at Shaka Power Yoga with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
A little background on what’s currently going on: Houston is home to the largest medical center complex in the world and has of course been in national headlines recently as a major hotspot for the virus as cases continue to spike and hospitals are exceeding capacity. Our hospitals are needing about 30% more blood than average, and the demand continues to grow. We are in DIRE need of blood donations to support patients in our region. Our teams are emergency response teams and blood drives are absolutely essential right now.
At the same time, schools, colleges, churches, and community groups throughout the region have closed or canceled events. Employees are working from home whenever possible. All our normal blood drive partnerships have been severely impacted with so many buildings completely closed. We have a shortage of sites for blood drives. There is no alternative for saving lives – Houston must have more blood drives!
The good news is – donors are coming out in large numbers to help, but with social distancing we must control crowd sizes at each site. We can offer FREE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING to every blood donor, which is a huge benefit.