Savings Lives One Pint at a Time

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Tom Hassel donates blood during the Dimmitt blood drive.

On Friday, March 14th, a blood drive was held at Dimmitt Automotive Group in Clearwater, Florida. Employees volunteered to donate blood which will help a variety of people in the local area.

The human body contains 10-12 pints of blood. During donation, 1 pint of blood is taken. From registration to completion of the donation, the process takes about an hour.  Red blood cells, platelets, and plasma are in the donated blood. After the donation is processed, the blood is separated into the three components and has the ability to save three different lives.

The service of OneBlood includes the Tampa Bay area, and surrounding Florida counties. OneBlood currently serves more than 200 hospitals and health care facilities. Thank you to the staff of OneBlood for helping us make a difference in the lives of others. Visit their website for more information: http://www.oneblood.org/