“We will receive, from nine to three thirty in the afternoon, all donors who want to collaborate with Florida Epilepsia, an organization that helps families with epileptic children,” Aleman told DIARIO LAS AMÉRICAS.
Epilepsy Florida is the lead agency for managing epilepsy-related programs and services. It is sponsored by the State of Florida and serves more than 426,000 Floridians with the condition. She is also the leading advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy at the local, state and national levels.
“For every pint of blood donated at Saturday’s event, we, Invovative Transfusion Medicine, we will give an amount of money to Epilepsy Florida, which is in dire need of funds. “
On the other hand, in the US 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day. Blood banks across the country are seeing a significant drop in donations since the pandemic began.
Alemán stated that donating blood is a safe process, endorsed by the Federal Food and Drug Administration, FDA. “At Invovative Transfusion Medicine we take all the necessary measures and precautions to guarantee donor safety.”
A healthy person over 17 years of age who weighs at least 110 pounds can donate. At the time of extraction, the donor must wear a mask and present photo identification.