OneBlood Team Members Rescue Man From Car Crash

OneBlood Team Members Rescue Man From Car Crash

(Tampa, FL.  December 19, 2019) OneBlood team members headed to a Big Red Bus blood drive in Tampa, Florida, witnessed an accident unfold right in front of them. The team jumped into action, relied on the training they received at OneBlood and rushed to assist the victim. While trying to pull the man out of the car, they realize the driver was actually the son of another OneBlood team member!

OneBlood team member Elayne Hill said, “I was in shock. The world is really small to think the person we actually helped was a co-worker’s son.”

The victim, Terrance Benjamin, lost control of his vehicle and his car flipped multiple times near the area of Hillsborough Avenue and 50th Street in Tampa. He suffered a broken arm, a collapsed lung and dislocated knee. But thanks to the effort of the OneBlood team he is healing and expected to recover.

Terrance’s mother is Tiffany Brown and also works at OneBlood. Needless to say, she is extremely grateful to her co-workers for rushing to saver her son.

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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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