The need for a ready blood supply was never so apparent, as it was on June 12, 2016, when the Pulse night club tragedy unfolded in Orlando, Florida. Many of the victims rushed to the hospital that fateful night required lifesaving blood transfusions.
Immediately following the tragedy, thousands of people turned out to donate blood. One year later, OneBlood wants to remind the community that blood is needed every day and encourages all eligible donors to donate at one of the many Pulse remembrance blood drives that will be taking place.
The remembrance blood drives will take place June 7th – June 12th at select Big Red Bus blood drives and all donor centers. All donors will receive a “Still Strong, Still United, Still One” T-shirt.