The Market Shops to Host OneBlood Drive

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Following the success of their first ever OneBlood Drive, The Market Shops will host their second drive on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening, plus a OneBlood Tervis Tumbler. One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on July 27 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

 

The Market Shops, 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Miramar Beach, FL 32550

 

Editor’s note: a message from Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach noted that as of the last week in June “blood supplies have dramatically decreased and are unusually low”. The goal is to always maintain a 6 day supply of each blood type… ALL blood is needed. If you’ve ever thought of giving blood, perhaps now is a good time to donate.