Blood Needs Met Following Shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station Base

Blood Needs Met Following Shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station Base

(Pensacola, Florida December 6, 2019)  OneBlood, the local blood center serving Florida and other parts of the southeast, responded immediately to the tragic shooting that occurred at the Pensacola Naval Air Station Base by rushing additional blood to the area hospitals treating the wounded.

While the immediate blood needs have been met, there is a need to replenish the area’s blood and platelet supply.

OneBlood is asking all eligible donors to please visit a donor center or Big Red Bus blood drive and donate. Appointments are encouraged and can be made online by visiting 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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