(Tampa, FL. July 21, 2015) Sean and Mandy Duane are grateful to an anonymous blood donor for helping their daughter Penny celebrate her first birthday. Last year she needed heart surgery and a blood donor was the silent hero on her medical team. On the one year anniversary of her operation the family is sponsoring a blood drive and asking healthy people to pay it forward to help save other Pennys. For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/880046788755455/
Penny’s Anniversary Blood Drive
Saturday, July 25
11a.m. – 3p.m.
At The Florida Aquarium
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
For Appointments Visit oneblooddonor.org & use code 14002
or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283)
Appointments Honored, Walk-Ins Welcome
All donors will receive a OneBlood Tervis® Tumbler and a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus the first 20 donors will enjoy a FREE ticket to The Florida Aquarium as a thank you from the Duane family! Additional donors will receive a $3 off admission coupon courtesy of The Florida Aquarium.
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 oneblood.org.
The summer months are a time of increased need for blood donations. School is out, families are traveling and the heat is on, all of which impact our local blood supply. Did you know that if those who donate blood or platelets once or twice a year donated just one additional time, we could prevent our community from facing critical blood shortages?
Therefore, to boost the blood supply OneBlood is sponsoring the ‘2 From You’ Summer 2015 campaign. Every time a donor gives blood or platelets twice between May 1 and August 31, 2015, they will receive an entry to win one of twenty AMAZING giveaways! Prizes include Televisions, iPads and Apple Watches! For official rules visit oneblood.org/2FromYou
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.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients. The service area of OneBlood includes the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama. The OneBlood name is a constant reminder of the collective power we share to save another person’s life.