TAMPA (WFLA) – News Channel 8 is working with OneBlood and Culver’s throughout the Tampa Bay area on Friday, May 27, Memorial Day holiday weekend to make it easy for you to donate blood.

Blood Donors are always needed. So as we head into the busy Memorial Day weekend, think about donating blood and saving lives.

All donors will also get a wellness checkup provided by OneBlood, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening!

LOCATIONS:

News Channel 8
200 S. Parker St.
Tampa, Fl 33606
6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Participating Culver’s Locations:
Reservations, locations and times

Blood donors receive:

  • T-shirt
  • Gift certificate for a pint of Culver’s Custard
  • $20 E-Gift Card
  • Wellness Checkup

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. A 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.

The U.S. Surgeon General and the FDA have stated that it remains safe to donate blood and that it is safe to attend blood drives.

• All blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow strict guidelines on how they operate. OneBlood meets all FDA guidelines and all team members follow strict safety protocols including:
• All OneBlood phlebotomists wear medical gloves that are changed for each donation.
• All donor-touched areas and equipment are disinfected after every donation. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
• A sterile collection set is used for every donation.
• Every donor receives a mini-physical that includes a temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
• Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.

Find a participating Culver’s location near you to set up an appointment to donate.

Walkups are welcome, but may experience a short wait. Donation times vary per location, so please click the link above for more info.

For more information please call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283)

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