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Have you recovered from COVID-19?

Your donated plasma could save lives

If you or someone you know tested positive for COVID-19 AND have fully recovered from the illness, please contact SunCoast Blood Centers to schedule a plasma donation. Your plasma now contains antibodies to fight SARS-CoV-2 and possibly save the life of someone critically ill with the virus.

All donations will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies

This test will be offered through October 31st, 2020

Have you recovered from COVID-19?

Your donated plasma could save lives

If you or someone you know tested positive for COVID-19 AND have fully recovered from the illness, please contact SunCoast Blood Centers to schedule a plasma donation. Your plasma now contains antibodies to fight SARS-CoV-2 and possibly save the life of someone critically ill with the virus.

Important information about blood donation and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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As the COVID-19 situation evolves please monitor the CDC website for current guidelines.

Major changes to donor eligibility guidelines


Check out major changes to eligibilty and see if you're qualified to be a donor!

Karissa's Story

In June 2018 Karissa was diagnosed with Triple Positive breast cancer. Her doctors attacked this very aggressive form of cancer with a 4-drug chemotherapy regimen before undergoing a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. Following her surgery, Karissa experienced a small-vessel hemorrhage and required 3 units of blood. Karissa is doing well and her family is grateful to the doctors AND blood donors for giving Karissa the precious gift of life.

The average blood donation

takes 30 minutes

Find a Location Near You

SunCoast Blood Centers has donor centers in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice as well as eight bloodmobiles. Click here to find a location most convenient for you.

Prepare for Your Donation

SunCoast wants you to have a great donor experience. Click here for tips to help you prepare prior to your donation.

Updated Times for Donor Centers

Starting on Saturday, July 4th ALL Donor Center hours will change to:

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 7am to 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Welcome To Our New Lakewood Ranch Facility


We are extending our Scholarship Deadline

July 1, 2020

Make 3 donations during your senior year to be eligible to apply.

Rewards & Promotions


10-16-2019 2:00 am - 12-31-2020 2:00 am
Every time you donate platelets!

10-09-2020 7:00 am -3:00 am

Friday, October 9th
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

215 Interstate Blvd.215 Interstate Blvd.

All donors receive a Carrabba's coupon to Buy One Entrée, Get One FREE! Plus a $5 Gift Card!

Donor Rewards Store

Working Together to Save Lives
SunCoast is Working Together to Save Lives with locally-owned and operated businesses in our community to provide awesome incentives to donors like you.
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Lifesaving uses for your donation

Stories

Hannah

“Before this happened, I really didn’t understand the importance of having a local blood bank as well as having an adequate, safe blood supply within the community,” she said. “I did not have any idea that I personally would go through something like this.”

Angel

“If it wasn’t for those who donated blood, he would not be alive,” Samantha, Angel's wife, said. The Burts are now the proud parents of two, with the addition of daughter Aria.

Bob

“Apparently I ended up as the person who received the most blood ever during a surgery," he said. “Donating blood is very important to help save others’ lives. The doctors told me that without the blood bank, they would not have been able to operate.”

Mason and Madelynn

“There was nothing about a blood transfusion for my day-old babies that seemed routine to me,” said Michelle. Thanks to those blood transfusions, Mason and Madelynn are now healthy, happy and active preschoolers.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

A Special Thank You to our Community Partners and Media Sponsors:

  • Batteries Plus
  • Sommer's Dutch Family Restaurant
  • 107.9 WSRZ
  • Shumaker
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • Bradenton Herald
  • Tableseide Restaurant Group
  • Gecko's
  • Jon Swift Construction
  • Sharky's on the Pier
  • The Patterson Foundation
  • Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation
  • Anna Maria Oyster Bar
  • Encompass Health
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
  • Pink Tequila
  • Gulfcoast Community Foundation
  • i Heart Media
  • Midas Total Car Care
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota  County
  • Brew Burgers
  • Sunset Automotive
  • Selby Foundation
  • SNN News Network
  • Cool Today
  • Kerkering Barberio
  • H & R Block
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Herald-Tribune Media Group
  • LECOM
  • Beach House Waterfront Restaurant
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Doctors Hospital
  • SunTrust Foundation
  • Manatee Community Foundation
  • Gold Rush
  • Blue Tequila
  • Scene Magazine
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