OneBlood Asks for O-negative Blood Donations in Wake Of Parkland High School Shooting

OneBlood is in need of people to donate O-negative blood to replenish their supply following Wednesday's shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
OneBlood is in need of people to donate O-negative blood to replenish their supply following Wednesday's shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

SEBASTIAN – OneBlood is in need of people to donate O-negative blood to replenish their supply following Wednesday’s shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

According to OneBlood, their immediate blood needs have been met. However, there is an increased need to replenish their O negative blood supply.

OneBlood says, O negative is the universal blood type and is what is used in treating trauma patients.

Visit a donor center or the Big Red Bus if you would like to donate. To save you time, it is essential that you make an appointment online first at www.oneblood.org.

Sebastian and Vero Beach residents who would like to donate can go to the Big Red Bus at the following locations: (Please make an appointment first).

  • 02/16/2018
    Publix Riverwalk
    Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: 13435 US Hwy 1, Sebastian
  • 02/21/2018
    Captain Hirams
    Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Location: 1606 North Indian River Dr., Sebastian
  • 02/21/2018
    Walmart
    Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: 2001 US Hwy 1, Sebastian
  • 02/24/2018
    Walmart
    Tima: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Location: 2001 US Hwy 1, Sebastian
  • 02/25/2018
    Calvary Chapel
    Time: 9:45 am – 1:45 pm
    Location: Sebastian River High School, Sebastian
  • 02/26/2018
    Ameri Gas
    Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Location: 5075 US Highway 1, Vero Beach
  • 02/27/2018
    IRCSB Adult Ed Health Careers
    Time: 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Location: 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach

About OneBlood

All it takes is a little of your time, and you can save lives. Its mission is to enhance the health and well-being of others through our work with blood and stem cell products and by facilitating scientific research.

By the end of the decade, OneBlood’s unique ability to provide world-class transfusion and transplantation medicine, technology and research will secure their position among the top five systems in the world.

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