Due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, blood centers are working in overdrive to fill the blood bank for the hurricane survivors in need. Blood centers typically see a drastic decline in in blood donations during the summer season, and it can affect patients across the region.
This is why the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of local nonprofit BioBridge Global, to help drive home the importance of blood donation. The Chamber has launched the B2B Blood Drive Challenge campaign, inviting its member businesses to a friendly competition to encourage employees to donate this summer. The Chamber will urge its members to host drives and aim to reach 20 percent participation by their employees.
The B2B Blood Drive Challenge campaign will run through Labor Day, Sept. 4, to make it easy for businesses to provide additional support to the community, but of course we are encouraging everyone to continue donating to support those injured in the storm.
Winners of the B2B Challenge will be recognized in community ads and at a Chamber event this fall. Employee donors at winning organizations can win prizes as well. Businesses accepting the challenge could significantly boost this our region’s blood supply.
Companies can sign up for the challenge and monitor results on a digital leaderboard by going to www.b2bchallenge.org The Chamber and STBTC will be using the hashtag #B2BChallengeSA and encourage participating companies to do so as well during the campaign to spotlight participating businesses on social media.