Urgent need for donors during SXSW and Spring Break

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 | Category: Latest Articles

We Are Blood is in urgent need of donors as donations dip in Central Texas during SXSW and Spring Break. We need blood donations to ensure we have the life-saving blood inventory necessary to treat those in need as Central Texas welcomes thousands of visitors to Austin and residents leave for Spring Break.

Donations can be scheduled online at weareblood.org or by phone at 512-206-1266.

At least 200 donors are needed every day to support the needs of the 40 hospitals We Are Blood serves, and this time of year has always been especially difficult with both SXSW and Spring Break happening. This year is even more arduous with Spring Break happening a week later, leaving We Are Blood with two separate weeks of potential donation shortfalls.

To help convince Central Texans (or visitors willing to give) to brave the crowded streets and make it in to one of our three Austin-area donor centers or one of the many mobile drives happening each day, We Are Blood has partnered with Torchy’s Tacos to offer a $5 Burn Card to all donors between now and March 24.

We Are Blood urges all eligible donors to schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets now so that we can ensure we have the supply needed to keep our neighbors safe!