Northwest Florida Blood Services provides blood and blood components to local hospitals who serve the life threatening needs of patients, families and friends.
Each blood donor will receive a free cholesterol screening, also.
Call 850-473-3853 to schedule a blood drive
Northwest Florida Blood Services is your community blood center providing blood to patients, families and friends in local hospitals in Pensacola, Crestview, Ft. Walton and Destin as well as others across the Panhandle. Blood is used for patients with cancer, in surgeries, and emergencies.
For further information, call 850-473-3853.
Please support your community blood center
You are eligible to donate if you are 16 years of age with a signed parental consent form. There is no upper age limit. You must weigh at least 110 pounds; must present a picture ID and be in good health. The donation process includes: registration, a health history survey, blood pressure and iron level checks. The blood draw itself is approximately 7 to 9 minutes. Blood is used for surgeries, emergencies, heart by pass, babies, and cancer treatments.
For additional information check the website at www.nfbcblood.org or call 850-473-3853.
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Call Donor Recruitment at 850-473-3853 to organize a blood drive.
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Current Blood Supply Status:
Northwest Florida Blood Services is your community blood center serving hospitals and patients in the community for 61 years. Check the www.nfbcblood.org website for additional information or call 850-473-3853, ext 102.
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Today's Blood Supply Status Indicators are:
Note: Normal need means that we still need people to donate a blood type. Increased need means that we are nearing a significant shortage, and Significant need means that we are at a one day or less supply of a blood type.
Please Donate Today !! Your donation today can help to save 3 lives tomorrow.
Northwest Florida Blood Services Reports Critical
O Negative Blood Type Shortage
If you are an O- Donor - Please Donate Today
Press Release 3/27/2013:
Urgent Need for O Negative Blood Donations
Due to increased blood transfusions in area hospitals, the need for blood donations, especially O Negative, is extremely high. Your community blood center is issuing a critical appeal to help patients in need.
All first-time or dedicated donors are urged to call Northwest Florida Blood Services or visit www.nfbcblood.org to locate a convenient blood center or bloodmobile drive location to donate as soon as possible.
O Negative blood donors can answer the call for help as universal donors, meaning any patient can receive it regardless of the recipient's blood type. Trauma patients, premature babies and those undergoing emergency surgery rely on O Negative type blood and it is currently at a critical level as we enter this holiday weekend. Watch this Video:
Link To O Negative Donation Video
Call 850-473-3853 for more information or to make an appointment.
If you don't know your blood type, the best way to find out is to donate blood!
Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community. In many cases one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Please call 850-473-3853 for additional eligibility questions.
WEAR ABC 3 Wins
Media of Year Award
It’s a top honor reserved for only one media operation in the United States every year, and this year WEAR ABC 3 was chosen the nation’s best for holding and promoting blood drives. America’s Blood Centers presented the esteemed Media of the Year Award to WEAR ABC TV’s promotion director, Kathy Dunagan. The presentation was made at the Awards of Excellence banquet in Washington, D.C. this week. The award is for outstanding service and promotion of blood drives in support of Northwest Florida Blood Services, a division of OneBlood, Inc.
Americas Blood Centers consists of a network of non-profit blood centers in North America and Quebec, Canada. The nomination of WEAR ABC 3 was in competition with 600 other donor centers that provide blood and blood products for over 3500 hospitals throughout North America.
“WEAR ABC 3 has been holding blood drives for over twenty years and we stay committed to help provide needed blood to patients in our hospitals”, said Kathy. Station Manager Terry Cole remarks, “We are pleased to support the blood center and to be there when special needs arise”.
Blood donors and first time donors come to the station located at 4990 Mobile Highway and give the gift of life at special themed blood drives like Vein Drain, St Patrick’s Day, Pre-Fourth of July, Pre-Labor Day and Halloween. This past year about 834 units of blood were collected which means approximately 2502 lives may have received life saving blood at our hospitals.
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For The KIA Drive for Life 2012
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And the Winners Are
Kia Soul Winner. Gale Cross Brassell
$250.00 Gift card. Tiffany Nubern
$150.00 Gift card. Anthony Ressel
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New Minor Consent form is available by clicking here
New Rules for 16 Year Old Donors:
If you are 16 years of age & meet all other donation requirements you can download this form to obtain informed consent. You can not be considered for donor status without this form being properly filled out.
Please remember that it's the Blood on the Shelf that saves lives when any disaster strikes. When you conduct your preparations for storms this year - consider donating Blood to help save the life of a neighbor in need should there be a call for blood due to traumas associated with storms.
Your donation today can help to save 3 lives tomorrow.
Please donate Blood. Save the life of a family member, friend, or neighbor in this community !