Current Need to Replenish Local Blood Supply
(Pensacola, Florida December 6, 2019) OneBlood, the local blood center serving Florida and other parts of the southeast, responded immediately to the tragic shooting that occurred at the Pensacola Naval Air Station Base by rushing additional blood to the area hospitals treating the wounded.
While the immediate blood needs have been met, there is a need to replenish the area’s blood and platelet supply.
OneBlood is asking all eligible donors to please visit a donor center or Big Red Bus blood drive and donate. Appointments are encouraged and can be made online by visiting oneblood.org.
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.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501©(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 250 hospital partners and their patients throughout Florida and into areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. OneBlood distributes more than one million blood products annually, operates nearly 90 donor centers and deploys close to 200 of its signature Big Red Buses throughout its service area for blood drives. To learn more about OneBlood please visitwww.oneblood.org.