(St. Petersburg, Florida, March 3, 2016) The supply of blood has reached extremely low levels due to high usage in area hospitals. An immediate appeal is being issued for blood donors to donate at OneBlood, the local blood center, as soon as possible. Donated blood will help an ill or injured patient within a few days. The turn-around is fast.
To find a donation center or Big Red Bus near you, please visit www.oneblood.org. Make an appointment now by calling 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283).
Learn more about donating at www.oneblood.org/about-donating/.
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.
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.