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The 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 Scott & White Medical Center – Temple in Room 115 across 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; Scott & White Blood Center medical director

Central Texas Hero Spotlight: Elijah St. John

Image of Elijah St. JohnElijah St. John has been donating platelets with the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center since 2014. After a doctor recommended apheresis donation, Elijah decided to give it a try—and he has been a loyal platelet donor ever since. "It's important to think of how donating helps people in need," Elijah said. "This is a life force that we can freely give to other people."

Platelet donors like Elijah help patients who are fighting cancer, traumatic injuries, and chronic diseases. To request more information on platelet donation or schedule a platelet donation appointment, call 254.724.2933.

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

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