We Are Blood, a popular central Texas blood bank since 1951, is now launching an unusual promotion for donors.
To encourage more participants in the bleeding project, the organization will be giving away NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 to the person who wins the one-month promotion.
We Are Blood Org promotion involves NVIDIA GPU giveaway
NVIDIA GEForce RTX 3080 graphics processor
According to a report from Texas News Today, We Are Blood vice president of community engagement Nick Canedo said that a colleague of his came up with an interesting idea to donate a GPU in exchange for a donation of blood.
The trend for graphics cards in the market is not going well this year.
Amid the pandemic and the continuing global shortage of chips, many users are struggling to find an ideal GPU for their work.
For example, Daniel Carr, who works as a video editor and content creator, is looking for a high-end GPU for his computer.
Currently, the 37-year-old was only using an old NVIDIA GTX 1080 which will not be enough for his job, which is why he needs another GPU that can handle all the activity on his PC.
According to Carr, he could easily export videos from his computer, but it still takes a long time to complete the operation. When asked for a simple explanation of upgrading the GPU, he likened the case to upgrading a Corolla car to a Corvette.
Carr was aware that the chip shortage was still happening right now. The video game streamer knew that GPU prices were affected by inflation caused by high demand.
He tried to search for GPUs on eBay, but the products appeared to be overpriced due to the dealers selling them.
When Carr learned of the event We Are Blood started, he didn’t hesitate to make an entrance by donating blood for a chance to take away a graphics card.
How to win NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 from We Are Blood?
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We Are Blood promotion for blood donors
It is unusual for a blood donation campaign to consider offering a GPU to the respective donor of the promotion.
What made We Are Blood unique was the idea that it would encourage many people to join the project, given a much requested reward for many users.
“It would allow access to the gaming community, young donors, tech communities and these are members that we really need right now,” Canedo said.
To join the promotion, you can make an appointment with We Are Blood by visiting their official website at weareblood.org.
As soon as you arrive at the donation site, do not forget to mention the RTX 3080 gift to a representative of the organization. This would ensure that the promotion winner knows how to use said hardware.
According to Spectrum Local News, the promo will run until the end of the month.
So far, We Are Blood said it now has over 700 participants listed for the GPU giveaway.
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What is special about NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
As of April, RTX 3080 shares were available in Currys, B&H Photo, Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg, and Office Max.
At that time, the GPU series was difficult to obtain because many scalpers quickly bought orders in bulk. At present, chipmakers are slowly recovering from the impact of the chip shortage, but we have yet to see a stable trend in supply.
Last month, the next-gen RTX 3080 Super and RTX 3070 line of GPUs would arrive in 2022. According to the leaker on Twitter, cards are expected to arrive in laptops first.
Associated article: RTX 4090 Leaked to Launch in Q4 2022 – TSMC 5nm, 12 GPC and PLUS Specs Rumored
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