FSU Football Fever @ Southeastern Community Blood Center

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What better way to find out than to donate during the Southeastern Community Blood Center’s (SCBC) Football Fever Blood Drive. Those FSU football fans who are out for blood will receive a free commemorative FSU vs. USF “Do You Bleed Green & Gold or Garnet & Gold?” t-shirt, to show their pride.

Your fellow fans, as well as the community, need your help. Local patients are in need of blood every day, and with just one hour of your time, you can save 3 lives.

Donations can be made at SCBC’s donor center at 1731 Riggins Road starting, Wednesday, September 23 and running through the big game day, Saturday, September 26. SCBC’s centers are open 9am until 6pm daily and on Saturday, in Tallahassee, 9am-1pm

Additionally, during September those who get their game face on and give blood will have a shot at winning a 42” flat screen HDTV. For those less interested in electronics, or the draw of a hard hitting, high definition game, SCBC will be drawing five winners for $100 VISA gift cards at the end of the month.

According to SCBC, less than 5 percent of the eligible population actually donates blood. Donating blood takes less than an hour. With each blood donation lasting only 42 days, the supply must be replenished. A donor may donate blood every 56 days. Locally, 750 blood donations are needed each week. Anyone who is healthy, at least 17 years old and weighs 110 pounds or more should try to donate at Southeastern Community Blood Center, your local blood provider. Donors must eat and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages prior to donating blood. All donors must present a picture ID at the time of donation.

For more information about donating blood, contact SCBC at (850) 877-7181, (800) 722-2218 or visit its Web site www.scbcinfo.org.

Take one for the team – donate blood and tackle blood shortages.