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 Contact: Laura Rosen, Community Relations Manager: (239) 734-0740

Waterside Shops to Host 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive


Naples, FL:  Thursday, September 11, 2014: Waterside Shops is hosting its Thirteenth Annual 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive this Thursday, September 11th from 8 AM – 5 PM.  The Community Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be parked adjacent to Barnes and Noble Booksellers located on the corner of US 41 & Seagate Drive in Naples. Each successful donor will receive a movie ticket. Event participants will automatically become eligible for the chance to win a $50 Waterside Shops gift card.  The prize drawing will be held Friday, September 12, and the winner will be notified.  Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Call 239-624-4120 or visit for more information.


Donating blood this September 11 is one way people can help to save lives and memorialize the lives of people impacted by the terrorist attacks of 2001.   Every 2 seconds someone in America needs blood so the Community Blood Center encourages everyone to pay it forward, give blood and save 3 lives with a single pint. People can donate blood every 56 days. Anyone who weighs at least 110 pounds can give blood. Minimum age to donate is 16, with parental consent. There is no upper age maximum to give blood. All donors must supply photo ID at time of donation.  Donating blood is easy and safe. Donors must eat prior to giving blood and should be well hydrated. Most medications will not prevent someone from donating blood, including but not limited to: aspirin, insulin, blood pressure, cholesterol, and thyroid medications, anti-depressants, birth control and hormone replacement therapy.  Blood products collected by the Community Blood Center remain within the community to benefit local patients in need.





Contact: Laura Rosen Community Relations Manager, 734-0740


Get on the ball & give blood at the Tailgate for Life 2-day Blood drive


August 20 & 21, 2014, Naples, FL:  It’s the end of summer, the Labor Day weekend is on the way, and the need for blood in Southwest Florida is bigger than ever. Community Blood Center invites everyone age 16 years of age and older to get on the ball and give blood at the annual Tailgate For Life 2-Day Blood Drive from 8:30 am – 6 pm on Wednesday & Thursday, August 20 & 21 at the Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza located on the NW corner of Airport & Pine Ridge Roads in Naples.  Successful blood donors will receive a movie ticket and other specialty gifts.  Event participants will have the opportunity to win a grand prize of an ultimate tailgater party package-which includes portable grills and all of the things you need to have a great tailgate party! Other prize drawings include a 4 pack of Everblades Hockey tickets and the following gift cards: $50 Bass Pro Shops, $20 Bed Bath & Beyond, $25 Skillets Restaurant. People can also win one of six Pure Naples gift cards redeemable for a “Thrill Ride for 2 on the Odin Jet Boat.” Donors are reminded about the Frequent Donor Contest that runs now through Oct. 31, 2014. Visit to find details on how donors can qualify to win a big screen TV courtesy of Executive Electronics or a 2-Night stay at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club & Spa!  

Donors can give blood every 56 days, and they must weigh at least 110 pounds. While there is no upper age limit to give blood, blood donors must be at least 16 years old, with parent consent. Most medications will NOT prevent donors from giving blood including: aspirin, blood pressure, cholesterol and thyroid medications, insulin pills or injections, birth control, hormone replacement or antidepressants.  Cancer survivors may be eligible to give blood, but certain restrictions apply. Blood becomes perishable after 42 days, but is regularly transfused to patients within just a few days of collection.  Visit or call 239-624-4120 for more information.

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