Who We Are
We believe that where you donate blood is just as important as why you donate blood. The Baylor Scott & White Blood Center is a unique blood donation center because we are truly local-- all donations help patients here in Central Texas. Our blood supply is provided solely by volunteer donors like you, and is used exclusively for patients in our health system, so you can feel confident that your donation is truly helping your friends and neighbors during their time of need.
We are devoted to serving our patients by maintaining our blood supply, so we operate a full-service hospital-based blood donation center in Temple, as well as mobile blood drives throughout Central Texas. From Waco down to College Station and beyond, we host drives across many communities to ensure that giving blood regularly is convenient for our donors.
Click here to learn more about upcoming mobile blood drives in your area.
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."