10 counties. 1 family.

Posted: Feb 26, 2024 | Category: Latest Articles

10 Counties, 1 Family

When donating blood with We Are Blood, you might not know who your donation is going to, but you know it is not going far. From east to west and north to south, let’s take a tour of the ten counties across Central Texas we serve to learn a bit more about what makes each of them special.

Discover the communities that make our family whole!

Starting in the northwest we have Llano County, known for gorgeous hikes on Enchanted Rock and the highest density of white-tailed deer in the United States. Next door is Burnet County, home to Ink’s Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. These two counties have a combined population of about 72,000 people of whom we are honored to serve. 

Williamson county is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, and encompasses Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Taylor, Hutto, Liberty Hill, and more. We Are Blood is a proud partner of Round Rock Express/Dell Diamond and the Texas Stars/HEB Center, hosting multiple blood drives annually. We also happily provide blood and platelets to St. David’s Medical Centers in Round Rock and Georgetown, Dell Children’s Medical Center North Campus, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center; and we recently launched a whole blood program with Williamson County EMS. If you are looking to donate blood in the area, you’re in luck! We have donor centers located in Round Rock and Cedar Park, so you do not have to travel far. 

Heading South 

To the south, we have Travis County – home to the vibrant city of Austin, Texas! Whether you are looking to tour the Texas Capitol, immerse yourself in the live music scene at SXSW or ACL, jump into the refreshing waters of Barton Springs, or cheer on the Texas Longhorns, Austin has something for everyone. In addition to the city’s attractions, it is also where We Are Blood opened its doors in 1951. Our main donor center is located at 4300 N. Lamar Blvd., and is always open to both new and returning donors! 

Hays County is home to the famous Gruene Hall, one of the oldest dance halls in Texas. It also features gorgeous natural treasures including Aquarena Springs and Wonder Cave. When residents in San Marcos, Buda, Dripping Springs, and Kyle donate blood and platelets with us, they are directly supporting friends, family, and neighbors receiving care at facilities like Baylor Scott & White, Ascension Seton Hays, Christus Santa Rosa, and elsewhere. 

Going East 

Are you looking to fill up in the Barbecue Capital of Texas, walk the streets of the “most historic small town” in Texas, or hunt for antique treasures in Round Top? Caldwell, Bastrop, and Fayette counties have you covered! These counties also happen to host multiple mobile blood donation drives for the locals of Luling, Lockhart, Bastrop, Cedar Creek, La Grange, and the surrounding areas. We are so lucky to have donors and volunteers in these cities come together to help their friends and family in need! 

Last, but not least, we have Lee and Burleson counties, where you can find amazing museums and food festivals throughout the year! In addition to wonderful celebrations, these counties also host mobile blood drives to help support nearby medical facilities like Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Taylor and the Ascension Seton Smithville Hospital. Continued thanks and appreciation to our committed donors and volunteers in Giddings, Lexington, and more for always lending a helping hand (or arm!). 

We are blood. We are family. 

Across these ten counties, We Are Blood supplies blood and platelets for over 50 hospitals and medical facilities in Central Texas; so, no matter where you’re from or where you donate, you can rest assured knowing that your donation directly impacts the lives of local patients. 

We are honored to witness firsthand the incredible impact each county has on saving countless lives. Whether you are a first-time donor or seasoned hero, we invite you to partner with us to make a difference!

Spanning ten counties, we stand united as one Central Texas family.