Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Council Member Mackenzie Kelly to Host Blood Drive

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, Austin City Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly will present a proclamation to declare January as Blood Donor Month in Austin. Its purpose is to remind and encourage the people of Austin how vital it is to help those in need by donating blood.

Councilwoman Kelly has invited We Are Blood to host a special community blood drive on Thursday. The We Are Blood bus will be parked on Guadalupe Street, on the west side of City Hall, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Donors can make an appointment online (appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome).

We Are Blood is the nonprofit blood center serving Central Texas and the exclusive provider of our community’s blood supply. Since 1951, We Are Blood has drawn Central Texans together and inspired individuals to make a lifesaving difference for neighbors in need. Today, We Are Blood collects blood donations and serves over 40 hospitals and medical facilities in our 10-county area. Their mission: to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone they serve like family.

For questions specific to our drive, your “We Are Blood” contact is Tom Meade, or 512.206.1300.