(Orlando, FL. ) Join the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida and AutoMaxx Orlando for a special blood drive to help give life those in need in Puerto Rico. OneBlood, the local blood center, has been sending blood shipments to Puerto Rico because blood donations have stopped in that country due to the Zika Virus. Blood donations are also needed to keep our blood supply strong here at home. Everyone who is eligible to donate is urged to get on the Big Red Bus at this blood drive.
“Puerto Rico is facing an unprecedented health crisis. Lives depend on the blood being available and we stand ready to assist the people of Puerto Rico until further notice,” said Don Doddridge, President and CEO of OneBlood. “As stewards of the blood supply it is our responsibility to ensure the blood is available when and where it is needed. We are urging all eligible blood donors to donate as soon as possible to help ensure an adequate supply of blood locally and in Puerto Rico,” said Doddridge.
AutoMaxx Orlando, Saturday, April 2, 12PM-5PM
6363 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32807
For appointments visit oneblooddonor.org
Enter code 29451
Appointments Honored, Walk-Ins Welcome
In addition, donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. 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.