Give A Pint, Get A Pint
A holiday weekend blood drive continues through Monday in Land O' Lakes.
Land O’ Lakes residents who want to give back to others have two chances to do so this holiday weekend.
Publix, RaceTrac and Blue Bell Ice Cream have teamed up with Florida Blood Services for a two-day blood drive that includes donation locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. One site has been chosen in the Land O’ Lakes area.
Residents age 16 and up, in good health can stop by the Publix at 18901 State Road 54 in Lutz until 5 p.m. today to give a pint. The Blood Mobile will return tomorrow, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complete list of donor locations is available on Florida Blood Services' website at fbsblood.org.
"If Blue Bell can help Florida Blood Services save lives, we can't think of a better incentive than to give a pint of blood to get a pint of Blue Bell,” said Lizz Harmon, spokeswoman for Blue Bell Ice Cream.
According to Florida Blood Services, one pint of blood can save two lives.
For more information about Florida Blood Services or blood donations, visit fbsblood.org.
Anyone interested in giving blood who cannot attend the special event, can also visit the Wesley Chapel Donor Center. The center, 5319 Village Dr., is open seven days a week. It accepts appointments and walk-ins alike. To learn more about the center, call 813-929-6500.