After the shooting at Pulse Nightclub early Sunday morning, there is a desperate need for blood donations in the Orlando area.
Orlando city officials are urging people to please go out to their local blood bank and donate. Type O positive, O negative, and AB plasma are needed.
Please do not come to local hospitals to donate blood, and instead work with local blood banks to arrange donations.
— Orlando Health (@orlandohealth) June 12, 2016
Lines at Orlando blood centers are going out the door because they are going over capacity.
— UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) June 12, 2016
Blood centers in the Orlando area are located at:
-Apopka Donor Center – 131 North Park Ave, Apopka, FL 32703
-Kissimmee Donor Center – 1029 North John Young Pwky, Kissimmee, FL 34741
-Lake Mary Donor Center – 105 Waymont Ct., Lake Mary, FL 32746
-Main Donor Center – 8669 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819
-Oviedo Donor Center – 1954 West 426, Oviedo, FL 32765
-West Michigan Donor Center – 345 W. Michigan St., Orlando, FL 32806