The Mount Dora Police Department and One Blood will host a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Mount Dora Police Department, 1300 N. Donnelly St., according to a news release from city officials.
“The city supports OneBlood in their efforts to save lives through blood drives,” Mount Dora Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald says in the release. During this drive, not only will OneBlood be collecting blood, but also checking blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and do a cholesterol screening.
Here is the latest information from the Food and Drug Administration (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.
- America’s Blood Centers, and OneBlood encourages all donors and sponsors of blood drives to schedule appointments and keep commitments to donate blood.
Appointments are encouraged. Those interested in participating are asked to visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #40363.
All donors will receive two pairs of OneBlood Cancer Awareness Socks and a $10 E-Gift Card for donating blood.