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The Baylor Scott & White Blood Center, located within Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple , is the only local, hospital-based blood center in Central Texas. Your donations stay right here in your community to help your friends and neighbors.

The Blood Center is located in Room S115 across from the McLane Dining Room.

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Why Donate?

"The most important [blood] units during a traumatic situation are the ones that were already on our shelves when the event happened."

Walter Linz, MD; Baylor Scott & White Blood Center medical director

Central Texas Hero Spotlight: Robert Bailey

Image of Central Texas Hero SpotlightRobert Bailey has been living in Bell County his entire life and has been a blood donor for nearly 20 years. Robert recently donated his 100th unit of red cells to the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center, and continues to show his dedication to make a positive impact in the community.

Robert was inspired by a personal experience years ago to become a lifelong donor. His son was in a motorcycle accident the required 12 pints of blood to save his life. He said, "Once it was all said and done, and my son fully recovered, I made a decision that I would pay it back by becoming a regular donor." Robert saw firsthand the importance of having blood on available. Robert says the main reason he donates is to ensure that blood will be there for anyone who needs it, so the hospital will be prepared for accidents like his son's.

Interested in nominating a Baylor Scott & White Blood Center donor for the Central Texas Hero Spotlight? Contact us at bloodcenter@bswhealth.org.

Coordinator Spotlight: Elisabeth Walleck

Image of Central Texas Coordinator SpotlightElisabeth Walleck has been working at the Baylor Scott & White Clinic in Taylor for the past 9 years. With 30 years of medical experience, Elisabeth understands the impact that blood drives have on her community. The blood drive at the Taylor Medical Center has been a great success thanks in large part to the dedication of Elisabeth to recruit her friends and co-workers to become donors. As an employee of Baylor Scott & White Health, she highlights her appreciation for the staff and patients that she works with every day.

She understands that blood plays a huge role in the health system and says, "Donating is helping from a distance, you may not directly be giving them blood, but you are the reason someone gets the blood that they need."

If you're interested in coordinating a blood drive, please complete this form.

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