Health News

SunCoast Blood Centers Asks Public to Donate Blood During Covid Surge

In the last 24 hours, three local hospitals used an unprecedented amount of blood products.

08/12/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

13th Annual Pints for Play Blood Drive to Be Held May 27

Participants in Pints for Play will have the opportunity to play any song of their choice or have 30 seconds to “plug” their business on 107.9 WSRZ.

05/25/2021 By Staff

Blood Drive

Suncoast Blood Centers Urges Memorial Day Weekend Blood Donations

The blood bank says that blood supply across the country—including Sarasota-Manatee—is critically low.

05/20/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

OneBlood to Host Blood Drive in Honor of Local Boy

On May 4, OneBlood will donate $10 for every donor to the Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research.

04/27/2021 By Staff

Blood Drive

SunCoast Blood Centers Making Critical Call for Donations

Hospitals are experiencing an increase in patients requiring blood transfusions, the blood bank says.

04/16/2021 By Staff

Health News

City of Sarasota to Hold Blood Drive at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

All donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card, plus a free wellness checkup including a Covid-19 antibody test.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Health News

Goodwill Hosting Monthly Blood Drives at Multiple Locations

Suncoast Blood Centers will park its bloodmobiles at Goodwill locations in Bradenton and North Port one Sunday per month through the end of the year.

03/23/2021 By Staff

Health News

Orioles to Host St. Patrick's Day Blood Drive

The blood drive will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium.

03/17/2021 By Staff

Blood Drive

The Green at Lakewood Ranch to Host Blood Drive

The pandemic has heightened the need for a blood donors.

02/16/2021 By Staff


Free Covid-19 Antibody Test Offered at Bobby Jones Golf Club

The golf club and OneBlood will host a blood drive on Jan. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

12/28/2020 By Staff


Vimvest, SunCoast Blood Centers to Hold December Blood Drive

All blood donations will be screened for Covid-19 antibodies to find potential convalescent plasma donors.

12/11/2020 By Staff


Blood Bank at 'Critically Low' Shortage of Plasma From Recovered COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 increase, SunCoast Blood Centers needs plasma from those recovered and free of symptoms for 14 days.

06/29/2020 By Staff


Orioles to Host Blood Drive at Ed Smith Stadium

Attendees will also receive a free COVID-19 antibody test.

06/02/2020 By Staff


Blood Donations Needed as Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards Florida

OneBlood and the Suncoast Blood Bank are urging people to donate ahead of the storm.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Why I Care

Blood Donor Bill Pooley Reaches the Remarkable 100-Gallon Milestone

Pooley is one of fewer than 150 100-gallon donors in Florida out of millions of donors since World War II.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton


Suncoast Blood Bank Needs Donations

The blood bank is especially in need of platelets.

09/13/2017 By Megan McDonald