SunCoast Blood Center is your local blood center and still needs you during this challenging time. They have an urgent need for all blood types as well as platelets.
  • SunCoast staff are taking extra steps to ensure a safe donation experience by implementing various disinfecting protocols.
  • The platelets we have now are only good for five days. Therefore, we need regular scheduled donations to meet this critical need.
  • If you are a type A, B or AB blood donor, please consider donating platelets.
  • Before you come in to donate, please take your temperature. If it is above 99.5 please refrain from donating for 14 days.
  • Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to more effectively manage social distancing at our donor centers. Appointments are easily made online at or by calling 1-866-97-BLOOD.
  • We encourage you to register the day of your donation using QuickPass to save time and limit person-to-person interaction at our donor centers. You can access QuickPass on our website.
  • Donating blood is safe and there is no known risk of transmitting COVID-19 through a blood transfusion.
MOST IMPORTANT – If you or anyone in your household are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please refrain from donating for 14 days.