Donate blood this weekend for the Island Blood Drive, which raises money for local non-profits.
The blood drive is sponsored by Florida Blood Services, anonymous donors, AMI Community Center,AMI Privateers, AMI Rotary, Wildlife Education Rehabilitation, and West Manatee Fire Rescue Volunteers.
The non profit groups receive $100 per donor who selects them.
With this program, anonymous patrons have contributed more than $10,000 to Wildlife Inc to feed and house rescued animals, and for scholarships through the Privateers.
The first 250 blood donors also get a free souvenir t-shirt.
The FBS donation facility will be at St Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information see www.fbsdonor.org where you can pre-register, or call 800-682-5663