Clearwater, Florida (PressExposure) December 21, 2009 -- Teaming up with Florida Blood Services, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 1st Annual "Give the Gift of Life" Hospitality Blood Drive on Thursday, September 10th from 1pm - 6pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on S. Gulfview Blvd. on Clearwater Beach. The blood drive was created by the Chamber in an answer to help FBS. According to fbsblood.org, the overall current total blood supply is low. The counts are as follows:
â¢ O-, A- and B- are at the "Critical Level" = 1-day available supply or less. There is just not enough blood on hand to meet routine or emergency needs.
â¢ O+ and AB- are at the "Minimum Safe Level" = a 2-day available supply, but not enough blood to release to take care of patients in a major trauma or emergency.
â¢ A+, B+ and AB+ are at the "Preferred Level" = a 3-day available supply or more, which is enough blood for one major emergency to strike.
To make the inaugural hospitality blood drive fun, all lifesaving donors will receive: â¢ a pirate themed T-shirt; â¢ a coupon from Pirates Dinner Adventure for a buy-one-ticket, get-one-FREE; â¢ a chance to find the "Lucky Treasure" that includes a 2-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal; 2 FREE entry tickets to Pirates Dinner Adventure; and â¢ a $50 gas card.
In addition to the prizes, wellness check-ups and cholesterol screenings will be awarded. Food and beverages will also be served.