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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Williamson County EMS, We Are Blood Kick Off Partnership with Blood Drive

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Williamson County EMS and We Are Blood held a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to kick off a new partnership that allows WCEMS medics access to units of blood on WCEMS command vehicles. This will cut down on the time it takes for patients to receive a life-saving blood infusion.

“I am incredibly proud of our team and the remarkable work they have accomplished, enabling us to deliver life-saving interventions in the field for critically ill patients,” said EMS Director Mike Knipstein. “Given the substantial population we serve, I am confident that the implementation of blood transfusions in the field will undeniably contribute to saving lives.”

Since the implementation of the new program on Nov. 29, EMS medics have provided eight units of blood to patients. 

“We Are Blood is proud to partner with Williamson County EMS to launch their on-scene blood transfusion program,” said Nick Canedo, vice president of community engagement at We Are Blood. “Blood donations made at We Are Blood protect local patients and having blood units on Williamson County EMS vehicles means community members will have access to lifesaving transfusions as quickly as possible.” 

Williamson County has spent approximately $3,000 on equipment to implement the program while each unit of blood costs approximately $400. The Capital Area of Texas Regional Advisory Council donated approximately $24,000 in equipment through a grant the agency received to help make this program possible. 

To support this new partnership and the Central Texas community blood supply, please make an appointment to donate blood at any of We Are Blood’s four donor centers or mobile drives by visiting  

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