The March 15 2014 Lakeway Blood Drive is the largest Community Blood Drive in the 10 County area. If you are interested in donating or to get additional information, please contact Searcy Willis at 261-9055. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are taken where space is available. The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1951 as the Travis County Medical Society Blood Bank, it initially provided whole blood to four Austin Hospitals and a couple of rural clinics. Its mission is to safeguard the community’s gifts of blood and tissue with uncompromising quality and excellence in customer service. The Blood and Tissue Center today is the exclusive provider and guardian of the community blood supply for more than 37 medical facilities in a ten-county service area of Central Texas.