The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. A mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.
Donors will receive a Fandango movie ticket; a $5 gift card to Outback Steakhouse; a 50 percent off voucher to Papa John’s Pizza (Deltona location only); a seven-day sports pass to LA Fitness, Orange City; and a mini physical with cholesterol screening. Donors that give twice between by Sept. 30 will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered to win Outback for a year.
All Alyx donors will receive a $10 Darden Restaurants gift card in the mail. The Alyx Component Collection System uses automated technology to safely collect double the amount of red blood cells versus regular whole blood donation.
Giving blood is simple and easy. The entire process, from completing a short medical history to drawing the blood and resting afterward with refreshments, takes less than an hour. Blood donation is safe and painless and healthy people can donate every eight weeks.
To donate, you must be in good health, be 18 years of age or older, weigh at least 102 pounds and bring a photo identification card. Sixteen and 17-year-olds may donate with parental consent.
On Jan. 27, 2012 three of Florida’s independent, not-for-profit blood centers, Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc., Florida’s Blood Centers, Inc. and Florida Blood Services, Inc. came together and OneBlood, Inc. was established.
More than a year of collaboration and extensive planning among the three organizations led to the creation of OneBlood — an innovative blood center.
The service area of OneBlood includes the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama.
For more information on blood donation, visit oneblooddonor.org.