Show Some Love at TOI Gainesville's Blood Drive!

by TOI Admin February 10, 2015

Once again TOI has partnered with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to hold a blood drive on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 10am – 4pm.

You can find the Blood Mobile in TOI Gainesville’s parking lot located near the Physical and Hand Therapy entrances. Each donor will receive a LifeSouth drawstring backpack and a cholesterol screening.

Here are some “Donating Blood Facts” we found on LifeSouth’s website: 

  • 1 blood donation (1 pint) can save up to 3 lives.
  • 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion each year.
  • More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • The #1 reason blood donors say they give is because they “want to help others.”

So before Valentine’s Day come show your love early by making a donation. We encourage you to do something amazing to help improve thousands of lives by donating! Remember, to be eligible to donate blood you must be 17 or older (or 16 with a parental consent), weigh 110lbs or more and show a photo I.D.

If you are unable to join us, here are other ways you can help!

We hope to see you there! Connect with us @TOIHealth on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Use hashtag #TOIGiveBack 

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