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

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

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


Blood Bank Is Asking for Plasma Donations

SunCoast Blood Centers are asking Covid-19 survivors to donate plasma.

12/14/2020 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

Fast Track

Organizations Name New Board Members

Four Sarasota women have been elected to state and local boards of directors.

12/08/2020 By Staff

Health News

SunCoast Blood Centers Forms Partnership With U.S. Military

Red blood cells and plasma will be sent to a U.S. military hospital in Iraq.

11/24/2020 By Staff


Goodwill, SunCoast Blood Bank Launch New Partnership

The partners will hold at least one event each month, including at Streets of Paradise in October and FCCI Insurance Group in November.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Health care

Blood Bank Joins National Testing Cooperative

SunCoast Blood Bank recently joined the National Blood Testing Cooperative, which provides testing services at cost.

01/30/2019 By Staff


Suncoast Blood Bank Needs Donations

The blood bank is especially in need of platelets.

09/13/2017 By Megan McDonald

New hires

Blood Bank Names New Chief of Lab Services

Rei Lopez was recently appointed chief of laboratory services for SunCoast Blood Bank.

03/30/2017 Photography by staff


Attorney Joins Blood Bank Board

Real estate law attorney Juan Villaveces from the Sarasota office of the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP was recently named a new board member at SunCoast Blood Bank.

03/13/2017 By staff


Step Inside the SunCoast Blood Bank

Why the SunCoast Blood Bank is so important.

09/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas