Blood and Organ Tissue Donation
There Is No Greater Gift than the Gift of Life
Donating blood or becoming an organ donor doesn’t take much of your
time, but it can make all the difference for someone in need. You don’t
need a cape to be a hero – sign up for a Parrish Medical Center
blood drive today to learn how you can save lives in your community.
Parrish Medical Center blood drives are held every eight weeks by
Florida's Blood Centers of Orlando, FL. FBC supplies the blood to ALL the hospitals in Brevard
County plus most of Central Florida. The mobile comes to PMC every eight weeks.
Blood drives are usually on Thursdays. Donors can give blood between 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Check the PMC blood drive schedule for specific dates.
Did you know:
- Every three seconds an American needs a pint of blood.
- Sixty percent of the population is eligible to donate but only five percent do.
- Each donation can save three lives because the blood is separated into
- Because blood is only good for 42 days, the supply must be replenished
on a regular basis.
- Donating blood takes less than an hour.
- Blood drives check for blood pressure, cholesterol and iron levels.
Organ & Tissue Donation
One organ, tissue, and marrow donor can potentially help save the lives
or restore good health to several people. The shortage of donors is so
severe that many people every day die as they wait for organs that could
save their lives.
You can indicate your intent to be a donor by signing and carrying a donor
card, having "organ donor" imprinted on your driver's license
or official identification card, or expressing your intent to donate through
an Advance Directive (living will). By saying yes to tissue donation,
you are making an incredible decision that will positively impact the
lives of several people whose lives will be saved.
Southeast Tissue Alliance
Give the gift of a better tomorrow. The Southeast Tissue Alliance helps
connect the gifts of generous donor families with recipients, whose lives
are improved or even saved through tissue recovery, research and education.
TransLife Organ, Tissue and Transplant Services is a non-profit, community service organization dedicated to recovering
organs and tissue for transplantation. TransLife provides a quality renal
transplant program for Central Floridians, and educates the community
about the value of organ donation as well as TransLife's role in these