Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office & Tampa Police Department Team Up To Save Lives!
(St. Petersburg, Fla. May 30, 2013) Kevin Howell, who was shot 18 years ago and received hundreds of units of blood, will be a featured speaker at a June 4th press conference to help kick off this year’s “To Serve and Protect” blood campaign. TPD Chief Jane Castor and HCSO Major Sank Montoute will share remarks about the urgency for blood donations, especially during the summer. Florida Blood Services, a division of OneBlood, will host the press conference to begin this lifesaving campaign, along with the Outback Steakhouse donor recognition campaign.
Press Conference 10:30 a.m.
Blood Drive 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Tampa Police Department
411 N. Franklin St.
The theme, “To Serve and Protect”, highlights one more way in which our local law enforcement personnel enhance the safety of our community by giving blood. Annually, these First Responders give hundreds of blood donations.
A bloodmobile will be on-site for this “To Serve and Protect” event. All lifesaving donors at the HCSO/TPD-sponsored summer blood drives will receive a T-shirt, a $5 off coupon from Outback Steakhouse, a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. In addition, all donors who give blood twice between June 1 and September 30, 2013 will be thanked by Outback Steakhouse with a voucher for a free steak dinner!
Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community. In many cases one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For blood donor eligibility requirements click HERE.
Please call 1-800-68 BLOOD (25663) or visit www.oneblooddonor.org for all donation locations.