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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: John & Matthew Maldonado

Image of Central Texas Hero SpotlightJohn Maldonado has been a loyal whole blood donor with the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center for the last 17 years, ever since the birth of his son, Matthew, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. John has seen the growth of the BSWBC first hand, and mentions how much things have changed in the time he has been a donor. Matthew’s birth was his main motivation to become a blood donor. John says, "My wife was pregnant with Matthew and we would frequently come to the hospital for check-ups. I would get tired of sitting in the waiting rooms and that is when I decided I would start donating." The frequent checkups would quickly lead to a life-saving hobby. John says, "You never know who or when someone will need the blood and I’m just happy to be able to help."

Now, 17 years later, Matthew is with his dad donating for the first time. Matthew, at first nervous about donating, talks about how much easier it was than he originally expected. “The needle didn’t hurt at all and the whole process was very simple."

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

Nursing Challenge Spotlight: The A-Team

Image of Central Texas Coordinator SpotlightFor the second straight year, the Baylor Scott & White Blood Center has held a nursing blood donation challenge to promote participation throughout the nursing department. This challenge is a fun and competitive way for fellow Baylor Scott & White Health employees to give back to the community while representing their specific teams. Peggy Luna, VP of Patient Care Services, has been the team captain for “The A-Team” for the last 2 years.

The Nursing challenge is a way for leaders within Baylor Scott & White Health to promote their commitment to the mission statement and core values. Peggy underlines her team’s ability to care for others and how committed they are to providing exceptional healthcare. She says, “I work with the greatest caregivers in the world. They give compassionately to each patient, they are highly skilled, and they believe in our mission and values.” The A-Team went above and beyond for the Nurses Challenge and they continue to live out the Baylor Scott & White mission statement through their everyday lives.

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

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