South Texas Community Drives

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Give Blood. Save Texans.

We’re calling on our South Texas community to give blood and help prevent a secondary public health emergency.

With the support of the communities we serve, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be hosting several appointment-only community blood drives in South Texas at large venues throughout the month of April.

Holding a blood drive at these large venues, by appointment only, will provide the space and a controlled flow of donors that will allow us to follow social distancing guidelines, with adequate space between check-in areas, chairs and donor beds.

Find a Blood Drive Below

Save time by filling out your pre-donation health questionnaire electronically before donating the same day of your donation. Click here.

If a blood drive is full, consider booking an appointment for the next available drive.

San Antonio

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has designated blood donation as an essential city function and donors are exempt from the “Stay Home, Work Safe Order” announced by San Antonio and Bexar County. 

The Espee, formally known as Sunset Station (map of location here)
Thursday, April 9 | Schedule Here

Friday, April 10 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

  • 1 H-E-B gift card
  • 1 Free car wash voucher*
  • Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! More info here
Summit Christian Center (map of location here)
Saturday, April 11 | All appointments booked for Saturday.

Sunday, April 12 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

  • 1 H-E-B gift card
  • 1 Free car wash voucher*
  • Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! More info here
Harlan High School (map of location here)
Monday, April 13 | Schedule Here

Tuesday, April 14 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

  • 1 H-E-B gift card
  • 1 Free car wash voucher*
  • Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! More info here
Pedrotti's Ranch (map of location here)
Thursday, April 16 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

  • 1 H-E-B gift card
  • 1 Free car wash voucher*
  • Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! More info here
Holmes High School (map of location here)
Friday, April 17 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

  • 1 H-E-B gift card
  • 1 Free car wash voucher*
  • Earn points & choose from hundreds of gift cards or STBTC merch! More info here

New Braunfels

Miltown Historic District (map of location here)
Saturday, April 18 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

Floresville

Floresville High School (map of location here)
Wednesday, April 15 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

Yorktown

Yorktown Community: First Presbyterian Church (map of location here)
Wednesday, April 15 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

Hallettsville

KC Hall (map of location here)
Thursday, April 16 | Schedule Here

All presenting donors score:

*The car wash voucher is made possible by Drive for Life, an initiative by Bubble Bath Car Wash, to help support blood donations. Voucher can be redeemed at Bubble Bath Car Wash, Zips Carwash, Scrub-a-Doo Car Wash, Rapid Express Car Wash, Otters Express Car Wash and Pirate’s Cove Car Wash.


How STBTC is keeping donors safe

Below you will also find the safety protocols we've implemented at every blood drive and donor room. For more information about the coronavirus, visit: SouthTexasBlood.org/Coronavirus

  • Temperature check prior to check-in.

  • Additional hand sanitation stations at check-in and throughout the donation process.

  • Designated donor screening areas, sanitized after every use. Potential donors are asked questions concerning recent travel as well as given a mini-physical.

  • Individuals who meet travel, evaluation or potential exposure criteria identified by the CDC over the course of the past 28 days are advised not to donate. This is being done as a cautionary measure since respiratory viruses are not known to be transmitted by blood donation or transfusion.

  • Donor beds are sanitized after each donation.

  • Each donation collection kit is new, single-use and unopened until the time of use.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to remain home if they are ill, until 24 hours after a fever has resolved.

  • All our drives and donor rooms have information sheets about steps to take to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • STBTC staff have been instructed to avoid travel to locations where there are known outbreaks of COVID-19, and to self-quarantine, if they have visited a country the CDC has identified a site of a significant outbreak.