Blood Drive Now In Walnut Hill

March 31, 2008

A blood drive is going on today the Walnut Hill Farm Supply at the corner of South Highway 99 and Highway 97.

The Northwest Florida Blood Center Bloodmobile will be open until 12:30 this afternoon.

Donors must be in generally good health, and:

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Must bring picture ID
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Free of infection, fever or flu symptoms, for 3 days
  • No cancer within the last 5 years
  • No antibiotics within the last 48 hours
  • No tattoos within the past 12 months
  • No chest pain, heart disease, heart surgery (Requires written physician release with diagnosis)
  • No history of viral hepatitis
  • Cannot have lived in France for 5 years or more between 1980 and the present
  • Cannot have lived or visited in the UK for a total of 3 months or more from 1980 to 1996
  • Cannot have received a blood transfusion in the UK between 1980 and the present
  • Military personnel (current and former), and their dependents, who spent time in military bases in northern Europe during 1980-1990, or southern Europe during 1980-1996, for 6 months or more
  • All military personnel (active & reserve) that are returning from Iraq, are deferred for a period of 1 year after the last date on location in that country.

For more info, call 473-3853 or visit the Northwest Florida Blood Center website at www.nfbcblood.org.

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