Houston, We Have a Blood Shortage

Houston, We Have a
Blood Shortage


The Bloody Truth is a mural-driven, Houston-based movement aimed at educating the community on the increasing need for blood donations.

Record Low Supply

Record Low Supply


This past summer blood supply reached a dangerous low, resulting in 39,000 fewer donations than needed nationwide.

Decrease in Donors

Decrease in Donors


With recent viral outbreaks such as Zika threatening supply, there's no such thing as a surplus. Only 10 percent of eligible Americans give.

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait


The truth is it's easy to donate.
Giving blood takes only 30 to 45 minutes.

Do Good. Feel Good.

Do Good
Feel Good


Studies show giving blood regularly reduces the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and cancer.

Get Involved

The Mural

To spread awareness of the dire need for blood donations and inspire action in October and beyond, we donated our wall to the cause.

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Our dwindling blood supply is scary; our Bloody Truth Mural reflects that. Adcetera, with the help of local muralist Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau, hopes to boost blood donations this Halloween — in Houston and across the country. Give blood, share the wall, and spread the bloody truth. Together, we'll make October 2016 the bloodiest donation month yet.

Bloody Truths

With national blood donations at their lowest point since 1980, now's the time to give.

Every 2 Seconds

someone needs blood

Donations Are Down

21% in Texas since 2013

Most donors can give blood

every 56 days

Donors must be

19+ & 110+ lbs

or 16+ & 122+ lbs with parental consent

Get Involved

Upcoming Adcetera Blood Drives

Select a time below to schedule an appointment at our office!

After you have selected a time slot, log in to your Digital Donor account to confirm your appointment. If you don’t already have an account, create one now. You don’t need a Donor ID to register. If you've donated in the past, the information you enter must match the information we have for you in the system.

For help or additional questions, contact Esmeralda Ancelmo at eancelmo@giveblood.org.

More Places to Donate

Can't make it to our blood drive? You can still participate. Find another place to donate and let us know when you have using the hashtag #TheBloodyTruth, or tag us on Instagram using the handle @Adcetera.

Mobile Locations

Houston Blood Centers

Houston Methodist, Fondren Building

6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
First floor, room F104
Mon–Fri 8:30 AM–5:30 PM

MD Anderson, Main Building

1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Second floor, near Elevator D
Sun 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Mon–Thur 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic

1220 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
Second floor, near The Tree Sculpture
Mon–Thur 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

MD Anderson, Holly Hall

2555 Holly Hall St., Houston, TX 77054
Tues–Thur 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Fri–Mon 10:00 AM– 5:00 PM


In Our Blood

A marketing and advertising agency located in a notoriously haunted corner of Midtown, Adcetera is always looking for ways to promote creativity, celebrate Halloween, and make a meaningful difference in the community. We've been holding pumpkin-carving contests for almost as long as we’ve been hosting blood drives. Giving blood quarterly for 20 years strong, Adcetera has been a driving force in Houston blood donations. In planning this year’s seasonal festivities, it only made sense to combine our two passions for a good cause: constructing a monstrous mural encouraging more of the community to get out and donate this Halloween season. By giving life to a wall, we hope to give life to more Houstonians in need this October.