World Blood Donor Day celebration this weekend

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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 01:00 AM.

PENSACOLA —World Blood Donor Day is Saturday, June 14. It was created as a way of honoring blood donors and to say thank you to the loyal donors who save lives every single day.

OneBlood will be celebrating World Blood Donor Day during the entire weekend, June 13-16.

Donors who participate on those days will receive a free limited edition OneBlood baseball hat, a $10 eGift card and a free wellnes check when they donate at OneBlood donor center locations, including the Crestview Donor Center, 2400 S. Ferdon Blvd., Suite B, Crestview, phone 306-2455; and the Fort Walton Beach Donor Center, 405 NE Racetrack Road, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach.

Visit the website to find the center closest to you. Appointments are honored and walk-ins are welcome. Photo I.D. is required.

Donating blood is one of the most powerful actions any human can take, as it literally saves lives. One in three of us will need a blood transfusion at some time. While 39 percent of people are eligible to donate blood, only 5 percent do. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.

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