University of Central Florida To Host Largest Blood Drive Ever On June 27

By  //  June 22, 2016

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500 appointment slots available

On the day of the Pulse Club shootings, hundreds of people sttod in line at the One Blood blood bank on Michigan in Orlando to donate blood. Approximately 500 appointment slots are available for the UCF community when the OneBlood Big Red Bus comes to the campuus on June 27

On the day of the Pulse Club shootings, hundreds of people stood in line for up to six hours at the One Blood bank on 345 W Michigan St. in Orlando to donate blood. Many from the UCF community. (Space Coast Daily Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF) — The University of Central Florida will host its largest blood drive – with 12 of OneBlood’s Big Red Buses lining the concourse of Bright House Networks Stadium — from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, as part of the #OrlandoUnited efforts.

Approximately 500 appointment slots are available for the UCF community, and they are expected to fill up quickly. Additional appointments are available for those interested in donating platelets.

The massive drive includes an effort to register bone marrow donors to the “Be the Match” registry.

UCF is helping OneBlood find a bone marrow match for 20-month-old Korbyn Daniel Martinez, the son of UCF engineering graduate Hillary Sample Martinez (’06).

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Korbyn has leukemia, and he is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

You do not need an appointment to help with the bone marrow transplant drive. The registration process involves having a cheek swabbed to determine your tissue type. The Knight’s cheerleaders and Knightro will be in attendance.

CLICK HERE for more information on the blood drive, including parking and volunteer information.

CLICK HERE to directly book an appointment to give blood. Enter code 35093 in the sponsor name field.


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