(St. Petersburg, FL, August 26, 2013) The University of South Florida (USF), a local organization that donates more blood than any other in Tampa Bay, is kicking off its fall blood drives with OneBlood. Together countless lives will be effected in hospitals served by OneBlood, the local blood center. Bloodmobiles will be located on both the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses as follows:
Cooper Hall & Marshall Center
Monday -Wednesday August 26-28
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
|St. Petersburg Campus
Student Life Center
6th Avenue South
Thursdays, Aug. 29, Sept. 19 & Oct. 24
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Starting in September
Sun Dome Every Tuesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Marshall Center Every Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|Other USF Bull Blood Drives
to view dates & times
From August 26 through October 26, all lifesaving donors will enjoy a limited edition ‘Bulls Blood Donor’ T-shirt along will a wellness check up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Also, as a special gift only to USF students and faculty who donate, IKEA Tampa will be giving a voucher redeemable for a $10 IKEA Gift Card!
In addition, donors who give blood twice between June 1 and September 30, 2013 will receive a voucher for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win “Outback for a Year”! For further details and rules visit www.oneblood.org/outback/
Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients.
On January 27, 2012 three of Florida’s independent, not-for-profit blood centers, Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc. (CBCF), Florida’s Blood Centers, Inc. (FBC) and Florida Blood Services, Inc. (FBS) came together in a merger of equals and OneBlood, Inc. was established. OneBlood is an innovative, forward-thinking blood center that provides safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients in 72 counties throughout Florida and southern Georgia and Alabama. OneBlood has major hubs in Central Florida, South Florida, Tampa Bay and the Florida Panhandle.