(St. Petersburg, FL. March 25, 2014) Join Walgreens and OneBlood “At The Corner of Happy and Healthy.” Throughout the month of April participating Walgreens will be holding blood drives and providing donors with a FREE $10 gift card to Walgreens. Plus all donors receive a wellness checkup, which includes blood pressure, temperature and iron count, and a cholesterol screening after the donation.
Select Tampa Bay Walgreens will be hosting bloodmobiles from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, April 5 & 12 as well as Mondays April 7, 14 & 28, 2014. For specific locations on each date visit oneblood.org/walgreens
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.
There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. The OneBlood Target Your Type program gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals.