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OneBlood Resumes Partial Operations in the Panhandle Following Hurricane Michael

OneBlood Resumes Partial Operations in the Panhandle Following Hurricane Michael

(Orlando, Florida October 11, 2018)  Hurricane Michael made landfall as a massive Category 4 in the Florida Panhandle. Despite the severity of the storm, OneBlood, the local not-for-profit blood center serving Florida and the majority of the Southeast, has been able to resume partial operations in the region.

Open:  All donor center and mobile operations in Pensacola, Ft. Walton and Crestview are open.

Closed:  All donor center and mobile operations in Panama City, Marianna, Tallahassee, Thomasville, Douglas, South Georgia and Beaufort remain closed.

The need for blood never stops. OneBlood encourages all eligible blood donors to donate and help ensure a ready blood supply. To find a donor center or Big Red Bus near you please visit

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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