Pedrotti's Ranch Blood Drive

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Pedrotti's Ranch - Inside
13715 FM 1560 N
Helotes, TX 78023
United States

Save Your City! Give Blood.

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

With the support of the Helotes community, the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be hosting an appointment-only community blood drive at Pedrotti's Ranch, Thursday, April 16.

Holding a blood drive at Pedrotti's Ranch, 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.

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


*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:

  • 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.