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OneBlood: Make appointments to donate blood

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

In light of the overwhelming response by blood donors in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging people who want to donate blood to please make an appointment to donate in the days ahead.

Currently, the blood center team is working diligently to test and process the thousands of units of blood that were donated yesterday.

Having a ready blood supply is vital for our community, OneBlood officials said. OneBlood thanked all the donors who turned out to help following the tragedy and encourages people to become regular blood donors to help ensure a safe and available blood supply 365 days a year.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling OneBlood at 1-888-9-DONATE.

 Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit