(St. Petersburg, FL, January 30, 2017) January is National Blood Donor Month and February, American Heart Month. It is also the time of year, with the influx of our winter guests, of the highest blood usage in Florida. To increase donations, OneBlood asked George Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater and a lifelong 50 plus gallon blood donor, to spearhead the launch of their, ‘Just One More’ campaign: If every donor gave ‘Just One More’ donation than they did the previous year, blood shortages could be eliminated! To see Mayor Cretekos’s story visit https://www.oneblood.org/i-am-oneblood/testimonials/mayor-cretekos.stml
In support of this effort, Mayor Cretekos asked Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, also a blood donor, to join him in donating ‘Just One More.’
Mayors’ ‘Just One More’ Donations
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Donor Center
9900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Every time a donor gives blood they receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. So, in addition to saving lives and families in our communities, blood donation also promotes good health!
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 or call 1-888-9DONATE (1-888-936-6283)