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Upcoming Blood Drives

Tuesday, October 27

Winter Haven Hospital Community Blood Center
"Donor Appreciation Day"
460 First Street N.
Winter Haven, FL 33881

8 am to 7 pm

EVERY DROP MATTERS

Blood Donor Basics

Your blood can be used to help different patients in the local hospitals! The whole process takes an hour or less – and in the end, you walk away saving up to three lives.

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Donation Methods

There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. We show donors how to give the most needed components of their blood by targeting how they donate.

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Donor Stories

Mary & Dick

In 1972, Dick and Mary’s friend’s father needed blood. This prompted both Dick and Mary to start donating. At the time, they didn’t realize that blood donations were needed. After moving to Florida in 1985, they continued their life-saving blood donations at Winter Haven Hospital’s Community Blood Center. Both Dick and Mary praise the Community Blood Center’s “super caring” staff. Dick donates platelets, and Mary donated red blood cells until January of 2016, when she was diagnosed with NK/T-cell lymphoma. Due to her cancer diagnosis, Mary had to stop donating – but that didn’t stop her from visiting the staff

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Mary & Dick, Winter Haven, FL

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