False Reports Circulating About Blood Donor Eligibility

(Orlando, Florida June 12, 2016) There are false reports circulating that some FDA rules were being lifted regarding blood donation and this is simply not true.  The blood center is mandated to follow all guidelines for blood donation at all times.
 
For a complete list of donor eligibility please visit oneblood.org.
 
The blood center is at full capacity and is asking donors to help over the next several days to help replenish the blood supply.  To make an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org or call 1.888.9DONATE (1.888.936-6283). If you'd like to host a blood drive, click here.


Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.

One of three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

 

How You Can Help

Blood Donor Basics

Blood Donor Basics

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Hosting a Blood Drive

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Donation Methods

Donation Methods

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Donation Methods

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