(Brandon, FL, April 18, 2018) Brandon resident Anne Mansis began her blood donor journey in 1986 when she worked at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She discovered she had universal donor, Type O negative blood, so she gave regularly at their blood drives. In 1987, she moved to Brandon and continued to give whole blood until 1996, when the Donor Center staff asked her to also start giving platelets to help save even more lives and families. Anne said, “lots of artificial things can be made, but not blood. If you are healthy, giving platelets is an easy way to do volunteer work and watch a movie!” At her next platelet donation, Anne will join the ranks of the less than 200 people who have given 100 gallons or more of blood in Florida, since blood banking began during World War II.
Anne Mansis 100-Gallon Donor Milestone Celebration
Friday, April 20
9a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
OneBlood’s Brandon Donor Center
727 W. Lumsden Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511
Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. All donors receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.
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)