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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.

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)

SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP

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

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.

Updated Times for Donor Centers

Starting Wednesday, 04-01-2020 and for a limited time
ALL Donor Center hours will change to:

Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 7am to 2pm
Saturday 7am to 1pm

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.

Complete Your QuickPass Online

Save time by starting the donation process online from your home or office, the SAME DAY as your donation. Click here for the 3 simple steps to your QuickPass.

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.

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


10-01-2019 - 04-30-2020

are thrilled to partner together to host dual donations drives!

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

01-01-2020 - 04-15-2020
For every new client who files their taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors, $20 will be donated towards the SunCoast Blood Centers Scholarship Program. When filing your taxes at any of their location in the US use the referral code: 40010001091566

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:

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