The FDA ceased collections for all Florida blood banks that are not testing for the Zika virus.
Many hospitals across the state have reached out to SunCoast Blood Bank to help meet the need caused by the loss of local blood products in various areas of the state. SunCoast Blood Bank’s first priority is to meet local needs, but we also feel that it is our duty to help out neighbors in need that are adversely impacted in Florida. We ask eligible donors to come help the SunCoast and it’s neighbors by donating blood this weekend.
To better assist our neighbors, SunCoast Blood Bank will extend it’s donation hours this weekend.
SunCoast Blood Bank fixed site locations will be open Saturday, August 27, from 7:00AM – 1:00PM (Arcadia Hours: 8:00AM – 1:00PM), and Sunday, August 28, from 9:00AM – 2:00PM (Arcadia Closed).
Call 1-866-97 BLOOD or Visit www.SCBB.ORG for more information, or to schedule your lifesaving appointment.