Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, is the only designated Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin, designated by the Texas Department of Health and verified by the American College of Surgeons as offering the highest level of expertise and specialized resources for critically ill and injured patients.
The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Trauma Center is a facility designed to help families through any traumatic injury. In addition to the team of experts, there is another aspect to being a Level 1 Trauma Center – blood supply. Trauma cases typically require the need for a blood transfusion in order to treat the injury and perform the necessary surgeries. The Baylor Scott & White Blood Center is the only hospital-based blood donation center in the region, which allows for better access to an immediate blood supply in traumatic or crisis situations.
"Since Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, we always have to be prepared for the unexpected," said Walter Linz, MD, medical director of the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center. "We never know when someone’s going need a significant amount of blood, particularly with a traumatic incident, so our inventories always have to be robust for all blood types."