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The Baylor Scott & White Blood Center 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 at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple 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: Mark Alexander

Image of Central Texas Hero SpotlightDeputy Mark Alexander has been donating platelets at the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center for 3 years. Mark has been in the Bell County Sheriff's department for 16 years and makes an effort to positively impact the community not only as a sheriff, but also a blood donor.

A Belton, Texas native, Mark comes in to the Blood Center to donate triple platelets every other Tuesday. Platelets help with blood clotting and are often used in treating cancer and trauma patients. He says, "I personally know a lady who is battling cancer and it is extremely gratifying to know that I am helping someone in need; it's super easy to donate and it really doesn’t take that long." If you're interested in donating platelets, please call 254.724.2933.

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

Coordinator Spotlight: Adam Soorholtz

Image of Central Texas Coordinator SpotlightAdam Soorholtz, founder of the Bell County Young Lawyers Association has been a blood donor for 15 years, and began coordinating blood drives for the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center in 2017 to expand the efforts. His service organization was founded to provide young legal professionals a sense of community, and Adam feels hosting blood drives is a great way to build community bonds. With his wife being an employee of the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple, their family also has a strong belief in the BSWH System, and the great impact it has on the local community.

Growing up with parents who actively donated blood, Adam was raised with the mindset to find ways to give back whenever possible – blood donation is one of those ways.

Adam says "you can have all the money in the world, but if you don't have blood donors, you can't patch wounds."

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

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