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10 News and Chili's bring MLK blood drive to Tampa
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10 News and Chili's bring MLK blood drive to Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- January is the month of highest blood usage by patients in Tampa Bay. In addition to the existing need for blood, there is currently a critical need for more minority donors on the National Marrow Donor Program's 'Be The Match' Registry.

Therefore, Ten News has teamed up with Chili's restaurants to sponsor Ten News Martin Luther King Day Blood & Marrow Donor Registry Drive, on Monday, January 17, 2011. 

All lifesaving donors will receive a commemorative  Martin Luther King Jr. T-shirt, a Chili's FREE $5 Be Our Guest Coupon and a wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening.  In addition, all blood donors will receive information on joining  the National Marrow Donor Program's 'Be The Match' Registry!

A bloodmobile will be at the Ten News studios, located at 11450 Gandy Blvd. in Saint Petersburg. 

Florida Blood Services bloodmobiles will also be located, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Tampa Bay area Chili's restaurants and Florida Blood Services Donor Centers at the hours shown below.

Participating Tampa Chili's locations include:

13050 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Carrollwood

17643 Bruce B Downs Blvd in Tampa Palms

2903 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in South Tampa

8510 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Town 'N' Country

2794 E Fowler Ave. near USF

8402 Citrus Park Dr. in Citrus Park near Westchase

 

Participating Florida Blood Services Donor Centers in Tampa include:

15427 North Dale Mabry Highway (North of Bearss) in Tampa/Northdale, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

5301 East Fletcher Avenue (East of I-275 at 53rd Street), Tampa, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

4041 West Kennedy Boulevard (between Lois Avenue & South Dale Mabry), South Tampa, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

For those unable to donate blood, contributions may be mailed to Florida Blood Services Foundation, 10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or submitted on-line at www.bloodrelief.org.

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