We Are Blood is teaming up with Blood Centers of America and Forestmatic during the month of October to encourage blood donation while helping the environment. We Are Blood is one of more than 27 independent blood centers nationwide participating by planting a tree in Uganda for each blood or platelet donation received.
All participating blood centers hope to cumulatively collect more than 160,000 units of blood nationwide, which could save up to 480,000 lives. Blood donations have been especially needed across the 10-county region that We Are Blood serves, as the need for transfusions has skyrocketed in recent years.
This October, donating blood at We Are Blood will be a win-win for patients in our community and the environment. Our goal is to plant 7,500 trees on behalf of our generous blood donors here in Central Texas.
It is estimated that the trees planted from this campaign will help capture around 10,128 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next five years. This effort helps farmers restore degraded lands, improve crops and drive the Ugandan communities out of poverty.
The campaign will run throughout the month of October. Each time someone donates blood, we will share with the donor a URL link for the tree that you have indirectly planted.
If you would like to participate this October, you can schedule an appointment HERE.