Mayor's Office Press Release

Consular Corps of Houston Backs Blood Donation Drive Thursday

February 20, 2018 -- The Consular Corps of Houston, in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, will host a blood drive on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

The Consular Corps of Houston includes representatives of more than 90 nations and works with the Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs to welcome visiting heads of state, establish numerous diplomatic ties, attract foreign investment and assist Houston businesses seeking markets abroad, all as part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s vision of an ever more global Houston.

Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion. Four and a half million Americans need a blood transfusion each year. About one in seven people enteringa hospital need blood; but only one in every 20 people will donate. Become that one!

Community members wishing to participate will be able to make their donations by visiting the blood drive location at the first floor conference room at 5718 Westheimer Rd. Houston TX, 77057. The event will kick off at 9:00am and will continue through 3:00 pm.

A valid Identification card must also be presented at the time of the donation.

For registrations please contact one Hala Al-Abdulwahed at (713) 785-5577 Ext. 1005 or via email:; or Margrit Young-Zellweger (713) 467-9887 or via Walk-ins are also welcome depending on availability.