NICEVILLE, Fla – Costa Enterprises McDonald’s will host monthly blood drives with OneBlood at their Niceville location through the end of 2020.
The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked at 1090 John Sims Parkway from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, October 26; Friday, November 13; and Tuesday, December 22 for all guests and community members who are willing to donate.
All donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 Antibody Test in addition to the regularly administered wellness checkup consisting of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Those planning to donate can schedule an appointment ahead of time by visiting https://www.oneblood.org/donate-now/. Walk-ins are also welcome to donate blood on the day of the event.
All donors will also receive various OneBlood swag items, a $10 eGift Card, and a voucher for one free small fry to be used at any of the 24 Costa Enterprises McDonald’s locations.
The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at www.oneblood.org.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available, and affordable blood. Generally, healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo ID can donate blood at any one of the drives hosted by OneBlood and Costa Enterprises McDonald’s.
One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated at any one of these drives will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is fast and the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org