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YMCA hosting 20 blood drives on Friday to address blood shortages

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 08:33:56-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The YMCAs of Tampa Bay are teaming up with OneBlood and LifeSouth to address the ongoing need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The blood banks are hosting 20 blood drives on Friday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

All OneBlood donors at the following 18 YMCA locations will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test, free tote bag and free wellness checkup which includes a blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening:

CLEARWATER

  • Clearwater YMCA, 1005 South Highland Ave.

GIBSONTON

  • Spurlino Family YMCA, 9650 Old Big Bend Rd.

LARGO

  • Bardmoor YMCA, 8495 Bryan Dairy Rd.
  • Greater Ridgecrest YMCA, 1801 119th St., N

PALM HARBOR

  • Greater Palm Harbor YMCA, 1600 16th St.
  • North Pinellas YMCA, 4550 Village Center Dr.

PLANT CITY

  • Plant City Family YMCA, 1507 YMCA Place

RIVERVIEW

  • YMCA Camp Cristina, 9840 Balm Riverview Rd.

SEFFNER

  • North Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S. Kingsway Rd.

ST. PETERSBURG

  • Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, 3200 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg

TAMPA

  • Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA, 110 E. Palm Ave.
  • Bob Sierra North Tampa YMCA, 4029 Northdale Rd.
  • New Tampa Family YMCA, 16221 Compton Dr.
  • Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA, 8950 W. Waters Ave.
  • South Tampa Family YMCA, 4411 S. Himes Ave.

TRINITY

  • James P. Gills Family YMCA, 8411 Photonics Dr.

VALRICO

  • Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Rd.

ZEPHYRHILLS

  • East Pasco Family YMCA, 37301 Chapel Hill Lp.

To make an appointment with OneBlood, click here or call 888-9-DONATE.

LifeSouth is hosting blood drives at two YMCAs in Hernando and Citrus County. Donors at the following locations will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test, free t-shirt and coupon for a free Domino's pizza:

LECANTO

  • Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy.

SPRING HILL

  • Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

To make an appointment with LifeSouth, click here or call 888-795-2707.