OneBlood Urging Appointments for People Wanting to Donate Blood

OneBlood Urging Appointments for People Wanting to Donate Blood

Donors Respond to Help Replenish O Negative Blood Supply

(Orlando, Florida February 16, 2018)  In light of the overwhelming response by blood donors in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, OneBlood is urging people who want to donate blood to please make an appointment to donate in the days ahead. 

Right now the blood center team is working diligently to test and process the thousands of units of blood that were donated yesterday.  

Having a ready blood supply is vital for our community.  OneBlood thanks all the donors who turned out to help following the tragedy and encourages people to become regular blood donors to help ensure a safe and available blood supply 365 days a year.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling OneBlood at 1-888-9-DONATE.

Behind the Scenes at OneBlood February 16, 2018

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 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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