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Dedication honors new Blood Donor Center location
Dedication honors new Blood Donor Center location

Florida Blood Services (FBS) is teaming up with the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 am on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 to dedicate their recently opened New Port Richey Donor Center in service to the local community. 

Food and beverages will be served following brief remarks and the traditional ribbon cutting.  FBS donors, blood recipients and the public are invited to attend and all will receive a free gift. 

One special guest that will speak is New Port Richey Councilwoman Judy DeBella Thomas who received blood transfusions following the birth of her son over 20 years ago.  Blood donors gave her the ability to watch him grow up and he to have a loving mother.

“We relocated our West Pasco Donor Center, bloodmobile depot and blood component processing laboratory from Hudson to New Port Richey earlier this year to allow us to be closer to the hospitals that we serve there,” said JB Gaskins, FBS Vice President.  “This new location also provides more convenience for the great blood and platelet donors we have in this community,” said Gaskins.  Tours of the facility will be available following the dedication.

The Donor Center is located at 5355 US Highway 19, just south of Gulf Drive in the Southgate Shopping Center, in New Port Richey.  The New Port Richey Blood Center's hours are as follows:




8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday & Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


7 a.m. - 2 p.m.


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Appointments are appreciated and walk-ins always welcome. Please call 727-819-5433 ext. 3100 or log onto www.fbsdonor.org for more information.


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