Sam's Clubs throughout the Tampa Bay area will host blood drives on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27, to help maintain our community's blood supply over the holiday. Florida Blood Services bloodmobiles will be at the following Sam's Club location from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.:
Sam's Club, 2575 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, Clearwater
All lifesaving donors receive a free holiday T-shirt, a wellness check-up, including a cholesterol screening, and a coupon for a free Sam's Club hot dog, plus the opportunity to save lives!
Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can be blood donors. Identification is required prior to donation. For further information, call 1-800-68-BLOOD.
For those unable to donate blood, contributions may be mailed to Florida Blood Services Foundation, 10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or submitted on-line at www.bloodrelief.org.
Florida Blood Services provides for the blood needs of patients at 38 hospitals in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas Counties, through the generosity of volunteer blood donors. Over 750 donations are required daily, due to the high quality of medical care in Tampa Bay that service the most critically ill patients throughout west central Florida.
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