The MLS team announced Sept. 30 it is partnering with Q2 Holdings Inc. to host a blood drive event that will provide blood donations to We Are Blood, a local nonprofit blood center.
According to the team’s Sept. 30 news release, the event will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20.To participate in the blood drive, participants must preregister for a specific time slot ahead of the event. No walk-up appointments will be accepted. To schedule an appointment at Q2 Stadium on Oct. 20, visit the We Are Blood website.
Blood given at the Austin FC event could potentially be provided to more than 40 hospitals and clinics across 10 Central Texas counties. The region is currently experiencing “an extreme shortage” of available blood reserves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Sept. 30 news release.
“We’re grateful to Austin FC and Q2 for partnering with We Are Blood to host a blood drive that will save lives in the Central Texas community,” said Nick Canedo, vice president of community engagement at We Are Blood, in the news release.