OneBlood has partnered with Carrabba’s Italian Grill to organize a blood drive.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Throughout the pandemic, blood banks have run out of donations.
OneBlood has teamed up with Italian restaurant Carrabba’s to create a Bloodmobile blood drive.
When you participate in a blood drive, you have an impact on the lives of many people.
“I think you should donate blood because you are helping someone else. You could save someone’s life today.
Chandronnet tries to donate blood every 3 to 6 months.
He says once you can get over the fear of a needle, you should.
“Thinking about it hurts a lot more than the needle itself.”
Hospitals experienced a blood shortage during the pandemic, which made it harder to get people in.
There are also new requirements that deter people from donating – like social distancing, cleaning before and after sessions, which increases the time it will take to donate.
OneBlood is now setting up its Bloodmobile workout in more public places in hopes of making the process easier.
Media and public relations director Pat Michaels said the goal is to get as many people as possible because blood is always needed.
“We have to remember that when you donate blood you maybe give someone else another chance at life, but you are helping yourself because when you donate blood you get a mini. exam. “
Hospitals are starting to schedule surgeries that were once postponed due to the pandemic.
This, according to OneBlood, increased the demand for blood in hospitals by 13%.
People need blood every day and it gets harder and harder as the holidays approach.
If you would like to donate, visit OneBlood.org.