Want to donate blood? OneBlood to host blood drives at Bonefish Grill locations this week
ORLANDO, Fla. — OneBlood will host blood drives at Bonefish Grill locations across Central Florida this week. Those who make a blood donation will receive a $10 dining certificate to Bonefish Grill to use at their next visit, a OneBlood long sleeve T-shirt, a $20 eGift Card and a wellness checkup. See a list of when and which locations the blood drives will take place at below. READ: Barrier to entry: Florida minorities & medical marijuanaMonday, Feb. 211702 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach from noon to 6 p.m.1761 West State Road 434 in Longwood from noon to 6 p.m.7801 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee from noon to 6 p.m.READ: Report: FDA considering authorization of second booster shotTuesday, Feb. 224701 Southwest College Road in Ocala from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.795 East Merritt Island Parkway in Merritt Island from noon to 7 p.m.5463 Gateway Village Circle in Orlando from noon to 6 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 233580 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.6730 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando from noon to 6 p.m.21301 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 101 in Orlando from noon to 6 p.m.2699 West Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee from noon to 6 p.m.READ: HIV cure: Third person, first woman appears to be free of virus with novel treatmentThursday, Feb. 242251 Town Center Ave, Suite 129 in Viera from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.3279 Daniels Road in Winter Garden from noon to 6 p.m.Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
OneBlood, Carabas team up to host blood drives and save lives
ORLANDO, Fla. — Carrabba’s Italian Grill and OneBlood have announced they will be teaming up to host several blood drives across central Florida. Beginning Jan. 17, the Italian restaurant chain and OneBlood will host bloodmobile events in area restaurant parking lots. Read: OneBlood partners with Dunkin’ Donuts to promote National Blood Donor MonthFor every blood donation, donors will receive a $10 dining certificate to Carrabba’s to use at their next visit, a OneBlood long-sleeved T-shirt, a $20 eGift card, and a wellness checkup. See list of events below:Monday, Jan. 17:5475 Gateway Village Circle, Suite 103, Orlando, FL, 32812 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.2240 E HWY 50, Clermont, FL, 34711 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.650 US HWY 441 N., The Villages, FL, 32159 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.2370 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL, 34474 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.160 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, FL, 32164 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.60 Palmetto Avenue, Merritt Island, FL, 32953 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.2200 W Int’l Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 18:931 N State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714 from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.5701 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL, 32819 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.7620 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, 32940 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.1575 Palm Bay Road, Palm Bay, FL, 32905 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 195820 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs, FL, 32708 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.8702 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL, 32821 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 207890 West Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, FL, 34747 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.8355 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.4675 St. Johns Parkway, Sanford, FL, 32771 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
UCF Holding Blood Drives, Students Saving Lives — KnightNews.com
OneBlood is holding several blood drives at UCF this month. Federico, a UCF student, has donated blood as often as possible for the past two years. He said the time to donate blood is now, not later, because every two seconds, someone needs blood. The blood drive is located in a Big Red Bus, at Memory Mall, next to the veterans memorial. Anyone can donate, not just UCF students.knightnews.com
Critical need for blood donations remains as demand for COVID-19 convalescent plasma goes down
OneBlood is still testing every blood donation for COVID-19 antibodies to use for convalescent plasma treatment, but with cases and hospitalizations going down, they are exceeding demand for convalescent plasma.
Tropical Storm Eta closes blood banks in parts of Florida, donations still needed
ORLANDO, Fla. – Due to Tropical Storm Eta, previously a hurricane, many nonprofit blood banks in Florida and along the southeastern U.S. will suspect operations. OneBlood is encouraging donors in those areas to make a donation that will help areas impacted by the storm. | CDC gives guidance on Thanksgiving | Astronauts prepare for Saturday launch]“The need for blood is now and it is ongoing. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to indefinitely disrupt blood collections and the impact from the hurricane is further compounding the situation. To find a OneBlood location or Big Red Bus blood drive and to schedule an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org.
Demand for plasma, blood donations remains high as pandemic rages
Orange County’s EMS Medical Director Dr. Christian Zuver spoke about his experience donating plasma after he recovered from COVID-19. “Many of the places where you would normally see blood drives – like high schools, college campuses and companies – are not at a point where they can host regular blood drives,” officials said. The need for blood and plasma is more urgent than it has ever been in recent history. “We live in a caring community and donating convalescent plasma is just one of those ways we can continue to help each other,” added Zuver. To donate convalescent plasma or blood, officials ask that you make an online appointment at OneBlood.org.
Florida woman who lost husband to coronavirus encourages survivors to donate plasma
274 on a waiting list for convalescent plasma treatment. With the surge of cases in Florida, OneBlood said there is a huge demand for convalescent plasma, with requests they just cant meet right now. Thats why they are encouraging anyone who has recovered from the virus to donate plasma. OneBlood says one convalescent plasma donation can help up to 3 patients and donations can go towards a specific patient. For more information on how to donate convalescent plasma, click here.
OneBlood to open new donor center in Altamonte Springs
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – OneBlood announced Tuesday that a new donor center would be opening in the Altamonte Springs Friday. The new location will open at 600 E Altamonte Dr., Suite 1100 and will operate from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on opening day. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the bloodmobile. They will be called when it is their turn to come aboard the bus to donate blood. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood, according to a news release.
Mount Dora blood drive brings in max donations
This turnout was exactly what the OneBlood team was hoping for after a call went out asking people to donate amid a shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. MOUNT DORA The city of Mount Dora and OneBlood teamed up on Friday to host a blood drive. This turnout was exactly what the OneBlood team was hoping for after a call went out asking people to donate amid a shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. I felt it was something I could do to help people, Mount Dora resident Janet Manchon said. Its a scary world out there but theres still people who are relying on these donations.dailycommercial.com
Mount Dora, OneBlood team up for blood drive Friday
Locally, OneBlood and the City of Mount Dora are teaming up to encourage people to donate much needed blood. OneBlood also acknowledges that fear about the coronavirus is keeping people from wanting to donate blood. The blood supply cannot be taken for granted and the coronavirus only heightens the need for a ready blood supply, said Kate Fry, chief executive officer of Americas Blood Centers. Additionally, health agencies nationwide are assuring people that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives. This is only possible through the generosity of our countrys volunteer blood donors.dailycommercial.com
Following El Paso, Dayton shootings, OneBlood stresses importance of donating blood
ORLANDO, Fla. - With an increase in blood donations following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, OneBlood in Central Florida is stressing the importance of giving blood throughout the year. In the hours after the shootings on Sunday, the blood donation organization said it offered help to hospitals in both cities. "The blood supply is playing a major role in saving these people's lives." According to Forbes, blood donated in the wake of a tragedy likely won't be used on the victims of that event, but the donation can both save a life and help replenish the blood supply that was lost. "Whether there's a mass tragedy or something else occurring, there will always be patients in the hospital that need blood."
There's a critical need for O-positive blood; here's how to help
ORLANDO, Fla. - OneBlood says there's a critical need for O-positive blood. "We are asking all eligible O+ donors to please visit your local donor center or Big Red Bus location to donate," the agency said Thursday in a Facebook post. According to OneBlood, O-positive is the most common blood type and is always in need by area hospitals, especially during the summer when blood donations drop. OneBlood said walk-ins are welcome. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Donate blood this month and get two free tickets to an Orlando City home game
click to enlarge image via oneblood.orgPeople who donate to OneBlood on select dates this month will receive two tickets to any Orlando City home game and a wellness check-up.The screenings include a check of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol.A full list of the select dates and locations offering Orlando City tickets can be found on OneBlood's website Both appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be generally healthy, 16 years old or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. A photo ID is also required to donate.Donors may schedule an appointment on OneBlood's website or call 888-936-6283 for more information.orlandoweekly.com