Independence Holiday Week blood drive offers benefits

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 01:10 PM.

PENSACOLA  — This July 4 holiday week, when many of us are on vacation, the need for blood donations never stops. Blood transfusions are crucial to the health and well-being of our community.

That’s why OneBlood is holding a special blood drive. Those who donate blood from now through July 6 at any OneBlood Donor Center location only will receive a limited edition Big Red Towel and their choice of a $10 eGift Card from the OneBlood donor rewards store.

Find out more about the Independence Holiday Week blood drive. You can also make an appointment to donate or walk-ins are welcome.

Visit the website or call 850-473-3853 in North Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Visit the website to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type. The Target Your Type program there gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals. There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives.

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