How to Help: Donate blood, money for Orlando shooting victims

A One Blood donation location in Sarasota the day after the massacre in Orlando.

(WFLA) — The tragedy in Orlando may have you wondering how you can help. There will be a need for blood donations throughout the week. We’ve listed some blood drives and locations where you can donate.

Another way to help is to donate money to help the victims and families affected by the tragedy. Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, has started a GoFundMe page to support the victims’ families. Money raised will go directly to the victims and families affected. Learn more below.

Pinellas County to host blood drives in Clearwater this week

Pinellas County sends condolences and love to the city of Orlando and all the families impacted by the worst mass murder in American history. Florida is one community and an attack on one city is an attack on each of us.

“Pinellas joins with our friends throughout Florida in standing with the people of Orlando,” said Charlie Justice, chairman of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. “We stand resolute on principles of equality, freedom, justice and love. We will not retreat. We will keep moving forward

Today, we can all join together in a blood donation in honor of those who cannot.”

In response to depleted blood supply in the Orlando area, Pinellas County is partnering with OneBlood to host two blood drives, the first on Tuesday, June 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the county courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater, and the second on Friday, June 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the Pinellas County Utilities building, 14 S. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater. The general public is encouraged to join county employees in this important effort.

Other places to donate blood

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:
Brandon Donor Center
727 West Lumsden Rd
Suite A
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: (813) 661-4528

Tampa – Fletcher Donor Center
5301 E Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: (813) 903-2600

Donors at a One Blood location in Sarasota the day after the massacre in Orlando.
Donors at a One Blood location in Sarasota the day after the massacre in Orlando.

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Tampa – Dale Mabry Donor Center
15427 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: (813) 964-1354

Tampa – Kennedy Donor Center
4041 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 282-3976
Fax: (813) 282-3967

PASCO COUNTY:
New Port Richey Donor Center
5355 US Highway 19 North
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: (727) 819-3100

Zephyrhills Donor Center
38040 Market Square Dr
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Phone: (813) 788-4625

Wesley Chapel Donor Center
5319 Village Market
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 929-6500

PINELLAS COUNTY:
Palm Harbor Donor Center
33825 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: (727) 568-1179

St. Petersburg – Main Donor Center
9900 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Phone: (727) 568-2101

St. Petersburg – 22nd Ave Donor Center
6808 22nd Ave N
Tyrone
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-4145

Clearwater – Missouri Donor Center
1680 S. Missouri Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 582-9500

POLK COUNTY:
Lakeland – Lakeland Hills Donor Center
3200 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
Phone: (863) 687-8925

Davenport Donor Center
39861 U.S. 27
Davenport, FL 33837
Phone: (863) 421-2449

SARASOTA COUNTY:
North Port Donor Center
14820 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34286
Phone: (941) 240-6565

Venice Donor Center
4155 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293
Phone: (941) 492-9202

GoFundMe page

A GoFundMe page set up following Sunday’s massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub has raised more than $1.3 million for the victims’ families and that number continues to grow.

Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, started the GoFundMe page to support the victims’ families. Money raised will go directly to the victims and families affected.

Equality Florida is working with local organizations – who are also helping to raise funds – to ensure the money is distributed properly. Visit GoFundMe to donate.

The city of Orlando is identifying victims on their website. See here for the latest.

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