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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.

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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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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

  • Sunset Automotive
  • 107.9 WSRZ
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota  County
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
  • i Heart Media
  • Carrabbas
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Badger Bob’s
  • Beach House Waterfront Restaurant
  • Blue Tequila
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Intercoastal Medical Group
  • Sharky's on the Pier
  • Harrod Properties
  • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
  • Shutts & Bowen
  • Gold Rush
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Gecko's
  • Shumaker
  • Scene Magazine
  • Manatee Community Foundation
  • Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
  • Ian Black
  • Truist Bank
  • Selby Foundation
  • Viveca Altobelli
  • The Patterson Foundation
  • Anna Maria Oyster Bar
  • Cavanaugh & Co
  • Pink Tequila
  • Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation
  • Kerkering Barberio
  • Jon Swift Construction
  • Sommer's Dutch Family Restaurant
  • Rotary
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • MacopharmaUSA
  • Encompass Health
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Doctors Hospital
  • H & R Block
  • Principal
  • Gulfcoast Community Foundation
  • Brew Burgers
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
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