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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: Carla Kacir

Image of Central Texas Hero SpotlightCarla Kacir has been living in the Temple area her entire life and comes to the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center to donate every time she is eligible. Carla has been donating blood for more than 35 years and has surpassed over 220 lifetime donations! Having been a lifetime donor, Carla understands the importance of blood within the health system. She says, "you cannot make or produce blood any other way than from a human being, so if you are healthy, why not give it?" Besides the lifelong friends she has made with the phlebotomists and staff, Carla cherishes the feeling she gets every time she donates, "You get the rare opportunity to feel good about yourself while helping someone else."

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

Coordinator Spotlight: Debbie Rosenberger

Image of Central Texas Coordinator SpotlightDebbie Rosenberger, a registered nurse and the coordinator of Health Services for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, has been coordinating blood drives on the UMHB campus for the last 15 years. Debbie has 40 years of nursing experience, which she uses to empower students to make smart health choices, as well as help young adults navigate the health system.

She says, "People don't understand the shortage in blood and how donations save lives. I encourage everyone to be a lifetime donor, and the blood drives at UMHB fit in perfectly with the mission of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor." Debbie encourages others to coordinate blood drives as it is completely worth the effort. She emphasizes the importance of being proactive before blood is needed.

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

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