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***Friday, December 6***

Due to inclement weather The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas will open late.

Doors will open at 10:00am
 
 
 
November 29 - December 2
Donor Centers Only
 

 

 
 Blood Center Helps Clean House This Holiday Season!
 

 

 

 

Donate at any Donor Center
November 29 - December 2
 
3 lucky donors will win
1&1/2 hour of free cleaning service provided by Merry Maids.
(One donor will be randomly chosen from each donor center location)
 
and all donors will receive 10% off a one-time deep cleaning service from Merry Maids!
 
In addition, 1 additional winner will receive a free home power washing service (up to $300 value) provided by AllSafe Fire Protection.
 

Sign-up online

Walk-ins Welcome!

Visit our website for locations and hours of operation

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Wednesday, October 30
 
***South Austin Donor Center will be closing at 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 30 for a special event.***
 
September 9, 2013
 
The Blood Center of Central Texas wants to thank those who were able to donate their life saving gift! It is because of our dedicated donors, we were able to quickly respond to the urgent needs of our local area patients. 

Although we were able to meet the immediate needs, it is still very important that we maintain a stable blood supply. We encourage everyone to make blood donation a part of their routine.  Please don’t wait for a tragedy. Take the time to donate blood at a Donor Center or at a mobile blood drive. Make an appointment online today  or call 512-206-1266.  Walk-ins are always welcome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July $500 Southwest Airline Gift Card Winner
Congratulations to our July $500 Southwest Airline gift card winner, Daivd Earle! There is one more chance to win a $500 gift card this summer. Make an appointment to donate today!
 
 
 
  

 
 Saturday, July 20
 
 

 

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Donor Day with Round Rock Express & Chick-Fil-A

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 Blood Center Mascot Buddy

 

Saturday, July 20

11:30am - 1:00pm

Round Rock Donor Center

2132 N Mays, Suite 900

(At IH-35 exit 254)

 

Join mascots Buddy & Spike for pictures, lunch and give-aways!

 

 

 Round Rock Express Mascot Spike

   

All participants will receive a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich

& a pair of Round Rock Express home-game tickets!

 

Round Rock Express team swag will also be available.

All blood donors will also be entered to win a 4 pack of Round Rock Express home game tickets!

All items are while supplies last.

 

To schedule an appointment, visit: www.inyourhands.org

Or call: 512-206-1266

Walk-ins Also Welcome!

 

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July 8-13
 
Battle of the Boots, Badges & Bandages
 
Donate blood in honor of your favorite local hero!
 
To find a donor center near you or to schedule an appointment online,
visit: www.inyourhands.org - Search by group name: Battle
 
 
 


 
 
 
Take Me Out To The Ball Game... and Dinner - Winner
Congratulations to Charles Heimer! Mr. Heimer won our Round Rock Express 4th of July Gift Package!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
June $500 Southwest Airline Gift Card Winner
Congratulations to our June $500 Southwest Airline gift card winner, Nikolas Irizarry! There are more chances to win a $500 gift card this summer. Make an appointment to donate today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holiday Hours
in observance of Independence Day- July 4th

Lamar Donor Center Open: 8:00am – 3:00pm
All other donor center locations are closed
 


 
Travis County Sheriff’s Office Blood Drive
 
June 12:
9:00am – 1:00pm
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
5555 Airport Blvd.
 
June 13:
6:00 M - 8:15am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheriff’s Office Training Academy,
3614 Bill Price Road
 
Sign up online
Search Group Name: Travis
Walk-ins Also Welcome!!

 


      
Wednesday, June 12
 
Dave and Buster’s Blood Drive
Wednesday, June 12
1:30pm – 3:30pm
                            

All blood drive participants will receive a Free $10 Bonus Game Play Coupon!

 
Bloodmobile in Dave and Buster’s Parking Lot
9333 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
 

Sign-up online
Sponsor Code: C249
Walk-ins also welcome!

 
 

 
 
 
June 2013
 
 
Save Lives This Summer and Win a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card!
Fly somewhere...it's on us! A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card will be raffled EACH month this summer. Donate this June, July or August at any Donor Center or mobile blood drive and be automatically entered to win. Make an appointment online today!
 
 

 
 
 April 13, 2013
 
Travis County ESD No. 2 / Pflugerville Fire Department Expo and Blood Drive
Saturday, April 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bloodmobile in the parking lot
203 Pecan St E
Pflugerville, TX 78660
 
 
 

 
 
March, 2013
 
 
Our Donors Rock  Gift Package Winner:  Rebecca Ballard!!
 
Rebecca donated at the mobile blood drive at The Plaza on the Lake on March 6th.
 
Gift package that included: 2 Wristbands to "an upcoming music festival", a $100 Visa gift card and a $100 uchi/uchiko gift card.
 
 

 
 

OUR DONORS ROCK!

Spring Blood Donor Raffle
 

Friday, March 1 - Thursday, March 7

Donate blood at any one of our three convenient donor centers or at any mobile blood drive, and be automatically entered to win a special SPRING GIFT PACKAGE!
 

One lucky donor will win a gift package that includes: 2 Wristbands to an upcoming music festival, a $100 Visa gift card and a $100 uchi/uchiko gift card.  (Winners will be contacted March 8)

 
 
 
 

 February, 2013
 
Give From The Heart Valentine's Gift Package
Friday, February 8 - Monday, February 11

Donate blood at any one of our three convenient donor centers and automatically be entered to win one of 3 Valentine's Day Gift Packages!

One lucky donor from each donor center location will win a gift package that includes: A $100 uchi/uchiko gift card, a 1-hour massage from Massage Envy, and a Hey Cupcake! gift card for a 6-pack of mini cupcakes. (Winners will be contacted Feb. 12)

Special thank you for your support to: uchi/uchiko, Massage Envy and Hey Cupcake!
     
 

 
 
Fast Break February
February 1 - 28

The Blood Center of Central Texas & The Austin Toros have teamed up to save lives this February!

Donate blood at any one of our three convenient donor centers this February and you will receive a FREE pair of tickets to the March 3 Austin Toros game where all donors will be recognized as Heroes Among Us for their generous lifesaving blood donations! (Tickets are while supplies last) Make an appointment online today!
 
 

 
January, 2013
 
 
 
 
The first thirty donors who donate at our Lamar Donor Center on any Wednesday during the month of January will receive a floral bouquet of their choice, plus a National Blood Donor t-shirt.
 
Whole Foods Market, 525 N Lamar Blvd, donates flowers weekly to Blackland Community Development Corporation, 2005 Salina St, Austin to distribute to non-profits around the community. Bo McCarver, Ph.D., blood donor and Chairman of Blackland Community Development Corporation, chose The Blood Center as a recipient for these flowers every Wednesday during the month of January in honor of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
 


 
 
 
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
January 2013

January marks the annual celebration of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month; a time to raise awareness and honor those individuals who save lives of patients through the selfless act of blood donation.  The Blood Center of Central Texas recognizes and thanks all of its donors who continue to make a difference in our community by donating blood.  As an added thank you, we will be handing out FREE T-SHIRTS to all of our January donors.  (Shirts available at Donor Centers Only) Make an appointment online today!
 
 

 
 
Holiday Hours
in observance of Christmas & New Year’s Day
 
Monday, Dec 24
Lamar Donor Center Open: 8:00am – 3:00pm
All other donor center locations: Closed
 
Tuesday, Dec 25
All Blood Center locations closed
 
Wednesday, Dec 26
Lamar Donor Center Open: 8:00am – 5:00pm
All other donor center locations: Closed
 
Monday, Dec 31
Lamar Donor Center Open: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Cedar Park Donor Center Open: 8:00am – 3:00pm
All other donor center locations: Closed
 
Tuesday, Jan 1
All Blood Center locations closed 

www.inyourhands.org
Contact us at: 512-206-1266 or 1-877-212-1266 
 
 

 
 
 
December, 2012
 
 
Amy's Ice Creams Flavors for Savers Holiday Blood Drive
December 9 - January 4
 
 
 
 

 

Friday, November 30
 
 
We're applying for a new Austin web design!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Sunday, October 21 - Saturday, October 27
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 19
 
4th Annual House of Torment Blood Drive
 
Friday, October 19
7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Bloodmobile located:
House of Torment
Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752 
 
Sponsor Code: houseoftorment
 
The first 22 blood drive participants will receive one
FREE admittance to the House of Torment Haunted Houses! 
 
 

 
September 16 - 21
 
Join MOVE Austin Fitness and The Blood Center of Central Texas for:
Blood, Sweat & Cheers!
 
MOVE Austin Fitness, central Austin’s newest fitness studio, is mobilizing the community to promote health & fitness and support our friends, family, and neighbors in Central Texas with a blood drive and open house at their gym in Tarrytown!
 
JOIN US for some blood, sweat and cheers and be entered to win great prizes!
Donate blood at any one of The Blood Center of Central Texas Donor Centers during the week of September 16-21, and receive a voucher redeemable for 1 FREE Class at MOVE Austin Fitness and be registered into a raffle for your chance to win tons of great prizes.
 
Prizes include:
•New members: 1 FREE Month of Classes at MOVE Austin Fitness (class of your choice!)
•Workout gear
•Massage therapy package
•Salon package
•Custom airbrush tanning package, and more!
 

Visit The Blood Center website for Donor Center locations and hours. 

 
 

 
Donate & Dine Labor Day Weekend
Donate August 31 - September 3 at a Donor Center and be automatically entered to win a $100 Uchi/Uchicko gift card!
 
Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3
Each day every participating Donor Centers will be raffling off one $100 Uchi/Uchiko gift card.

Visit website for locations and hours of operation.
 

 
 
OPEN ON Labor Day!
 
Both the Lamar & Cedar Park Donor Centers will be open from 8am – 3pm on Labor Day!
Help us keep the blood supply stable this Labor Day by taking time to donate at a Donor Center near you.

Make an appointment online or call 512-206-1266.  Walk-ins are always welcome.
 
 

 
 
August 1 -14
 

Blue Bell Pint for Pint!
August 1 - 14
Donate at any fixed site location or mobile blood drive and receive a FREE pint of Blue Bell ice cream. Donors that donate at a mobile drive will receive a coupon redeemable at any donor center location. Last day to redeem coupons is August 15.
Make an appointment online today!

 
 
 
 

 
 July 17
 
APD Named 2012 Boots vs. Badges Champs!
Congratulations to the Austin Police Department for recruiting the most donors during the 5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive Challenge!
 
The Austin Police Department and Austin Fire Department were neck and neck until the final countdown on the last day of the competition. APD claimed the "Boots vs. Badges Champs" title and traveling trophy with 109 participants, beating AFD by thirteen donors.
 
The annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive Competition is always an exciting time and we are grateful to be able to honor our local heroes while helping to save lives in Central Texas. Thank you to our community leaders for helping spread the word about the importance of blood donation. We look forward to seeing who takes the title in 2013!
 

 
July 8 -14
 
5th Annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive Competition
Austin Fire Department and Austin Police Department
Donate blood in honor of your favorite local hero at any donor center the week of July 8. The Blood Center will also be hosting additional Boots vs. Badges mobile blood drives throughout the Austin area. Visit www.inyourhands.org, log on to your online donor account, and enter sponsor code "bootsvsbadges" to find the nearest mobile blood drive or donor center. Be sure to tell staff you're donating on behalf of the Boots vs. Badges blood drive competition in order to pay tribute to your favorite department.

A complimentary picnic, hosted by the Blood Center from 1pm-3pm, will be followed by a trophy presentation at 3:30pm on Saturday, July 14 in the Blood Center's front parking lot located at 4300 North Lamar. Department Chiefs and numerous representatives will be in attendance. As an added bonus, Austin Fire Department's Fire Safety House will be on-site for the picnic. The Fire Safety House is a mobile replica of a two-story family dwelling built on a trailer and transported to schools and community events. Children will be able to take an interactive tour and complete an actual home evacuation drill!
The Blood Center applauds both departments for helping to assure that the community's blood supply remains stable throughout the summer months when donations typically decrease. Their act of donating blood demonstrates a simple way that everyone can be a lifesaver in our community.
 
 

 
July 2012
 
Save Lives This Summer and Win a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card!
Fly somewhere...it's on us! A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card will be raffled EACH month this summer. Donate this July or August at any Donor Center or mobile blood drive and be automatically entered to win. Make an appointment online today!
  
Congratulations to our June winner, Byron Bailey!
 
 


 
July 2012
 
Sundaes on Sundays Returns...With FIVE Sundays in July!
Give blood on any Sunday in July and receive a FREE sundae from Amy's Ice Creams! Sundaes are only available at the Lamar Donor Center, located at 4300 N Lamar Blvd. For additional information, please call 512-206-1266. Ice cream lovers save lives!
 
 
 
 
 
OPEN ON JULY 4th!
 
Select Donor Centers will be open from 8am – 3pm on July 4th.
Help us keep the blood supply stable this summer by taking time to donate at a Donor Center near you.
Make an appointment online or call 512-206-1266.  Walk-ins are always welcome.
 
Wednesday, July 4th
Locations open 8am - 3pm:

Austin Donor Center
4300 N Lamar


Cedar Park Donor Center
920 N Vista Ridge Blvd, Ste. 560
(at FM1431)

 

Georgetown Donor Center 
1015 W University Ave, Ste. 340
(in Wolf Ranch Town Center)


Round Rock Donor Center

CLOSED

 

 

South Austin Donor Center
9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Ste. 800
(Southpark Meadows: IH-35 S,
Right on Slaughter Lane, left on
Cullen, behind Wells Fargo)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
Save Lives This Summer and Win a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card!
Fly somewhere...it's on us! A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card will be raffled EACH month this summer. Donate this June, July or August at any Donor Center or mobile blood drive and be automatically entered to win. Make an appointment online today!
 
 
 

 
 
May 2012
 
 
Join The Round Rock Express & The Blood Center of Central Texas for:
WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY
 

The Round Rock Express and The Blood Center invites all donors and their families to help us participate in World Blood Donor Day:

*Donate May 25 through May 28 at one of our five donor centers and receive a FREE ticket to The Round Rock Express baseball game on World Blood Donor Day - Thursday, June 14.
*Wear red t-shirts to the Round Rock Express game on June 14.
*Meet the Blood Center staff at 6:00pm under the scoreboard located in left-center field.
*We will then join together to make a human blood drop on the field!


Tickets are only available while supplies last at participating locations:
 
Friday, May 25
Georgetown Donor Center
1015 W University Ave, Suite 340
 

Saturday, May 26
Cedar Park Donor Center
920 N. Vista Ridge Blvd, Suite 560

Round Rock Donor Center
2132 N Mays, Suite 900

South Austin Donor Center
9500 S IH-35, Bldg L, Suite 800
 
Sunday, May 27
Lamar Donor Center
4300 N. Lamar Blvd
 
Monday, May 28
Lamar Donor Center
4300 N. Lamar Blvd.
 

 Sign up online
Walk-ins Welcome!

 
 

 
May 12, 2012
 
SPO JAIME PADRON BENEFIT CONCERT & BLOOD DRIVE
 
Blood Drive
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
@ Central Texas Harley Davidson
2801 N. IH-35, Round Rock TX
Sponsor Code: harley
 
Round Rock Donor Center
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
2132 N Mays, Suite 900
(At IH-35, exit 254)
 
 
 

 
May, 2012
 
The Avengers
Saturday, May 5
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bloodmobile at:
Metropolitan Stadium 14             
901 Little Texas Lane
Austin, TX 78745
    
Sign up online
Sponsor Code: regal
Walk-ins Welcome!
 
The first 10 blood drive participants will receive FREE admittance to a Regal Cinema movie!
 
All participants at the blood drive will receive FREE The Avengers movie swag (Baseball cap & official movie poster)!!
Available while supplies last.
 
 
 
 

 
March 6, 2012
 
 
Enter to Win a Gift Package from Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa!
Donate at any fixed site location or mobile blood drive March 11-17 and be automatically entered to win a Gift Package.

** Gift package includes: $100 Gift Card, two night stay and a round of golf for two at The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa!

 You can earn double points too!  Make an online appointment now.
 
 
 
 

February 17,2012
 
 
The Round Rock Donor Center is Closed for Remodeling.
 
During the remodel we will be taking donors on our Bloodmobile
located in the same parking lot as our Round Rock Donor Center.
 
Bloodmobile will be open:
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
The need for blood is constant. Save two lives today!
Make an appointment online at www.inyourhands.org
or call (512) 206-1266
Walk-ins also welcome!
 
 

 
February, 2012
 
Special thanks to the following for their support of the
Life is in Your Hands event and The Blood Center

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