As Hurricane Dorian leaves Florida, the Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center is urgently requesting blood donors. The uncertain path of the storm forced many of our scheduled blood drives to cancel and our Main Center to close.
This collection disruption along with unusually high patient usage this summer has caused the blood supply to be below desired levels.
To ensure that we have adequate blood supply locally and to be able to share with areas hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian we are asking eligible donors please donate as soon as possible. Look for a blood drive in your area. For additional information call 863-297-1840.
All types are needed. There is an increased need for O positive and O negative donors.