Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News
  
 Search
  9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Front Page
I-4 crash drains blood supply, donors needed
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
 
ST. PETERSBURG - Florida Blood Services says it is in critical need of blood types O, A and B negative to help meet the demands of area hospitals treating people involved in the multi-car crash on Interstate 4 Wednesday morning.

According to a press release, Tampa General Hospital alone has ordered an additional 90 units of trauma blood.

"We are doing our best to meet this additional need for trauma blood," said JB Gaskins, FBS vice president of Donor Systems. "Yet with inventories of types O, A and B negative blood already at a one day or less supply, we need healthy donors to give blood as soon as possible so we can meet the ongoing demand. All blood types are needed to help these patients and others in our community."

Four people have died and 38 were injured in the 70-vehicle pile-up that involved 20 semi tractor-trailers, according to officials. Smoke from a controlled burn that got out of control and dense morning fog are believed to be the main contributors to the accident.

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Additional eligibility questions as well as donation locations throughout Tampa Bay can be found by calling 1-800-68BLOOD (25663) or online at www.fbsblood.org.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
NuSmile
Featured Print Advertisers
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
Largo
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
:)
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
:)
Flooring America of Seminole
9012 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole
(727) 397-5509

Web site        View Ad
:)
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
Seminole
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
:)
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
Largo
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
:)
Custom Couture of Clearwater
(727) 735-8407
By appointment please.

Web site        View Ad
:)
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
webmaster@tbnweekly.com
:)
Online Services Directory
MEDICAL DIRECTORY   ONLINE DINING GUIDE
MEDICAL DIRECTORY ONLINE DINING GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE REAL ESTATE GUIDE
Community Focus Online
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News