Blood Center Resumes Operations, Needs Donations Immediately

Blood Center Resumes Operations, Needs Donations Immediately

Urgent Need for O Negative, Platelets and AB Plasma

(Orlando, Florida, October 10, 2016)  After being forced to suspend operations throughout parts of its service area due to Hurricane Matthew, OneBlood, the local blood center, has resumed operations and is urging donors to donate as soon as possible to replenish the blood supply.

There is an urgent need of O negative, Platelets and AB Plasma.  Donors with these specific blood types are urged to donate as soon as possible. For a list of OneBlood Donor Centers and Big Red Bus blood drive locations visit www.oneblood.org.


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.

 

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