The Mount Dora Police Department has teamed up with OneBlood to host a First Responders Blood Drive on Thursday, July 16.
The city supports OneBlood in their efforts to save lives through blood drives. During this drive, not only will OneBlood be collecting blood, but also checking blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and doing a cholesterol screening.
The Police Department wants to also keep the process safe and clean for anyone who wishes to come and donate. Proper precautions are being taken by OneBlood to ensure social distancing on the bus.
Here is the latest information from the FDA and America’s Blood Centers regarding the coronavirus and the blood supply:
-The coronavirus poses no risk to blood donors, either during the donation process or from attending organized blood drives.
-The coronavirus poses no known risk to patients receiving blood transfusions.
-The FDA and CDC have not recommended any additional action be taken by blood centers.
-America’s Blood Centers and OneBlood encourage all donors and sponsors of blood drives to schedule appointments and keep commitments to donate blood.
The Big Red Bus will be parked in front of the Mount Dora Police Department at 1300 Donnelly St. in Mount Dora from 2pm until 7pm and everyone is welcome to come and donate blood. No appointments will be necessary.
Donate blood and receive a free OneBlood t-shirt, a free COVID-19 antibody test and a free wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.
For more information contact PIO Lisa McDonald at 352.459.3065 or email email@example.com