Suncoast Communities Blood Bank needs your help to make sure it has an ample supply of blood before Tropical Storm Isaac hits next week.
The blood bank, which serves Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties, is a first-responder for natural disasters and is holding blood drives throughout the community this weekend.
The blood bank especially is in need of A- blood. They only have a two-to-three-day supply of that type. And O-, the universal blood type, is always is need to help.
There are two ways to donate. One is at the donation center located at Bayshore Shopping Center, 6026 14th St W, Bradenton. Weekend hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The bloodmobile will be at the following locations and hours:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
— Sarasota Crossing, 5391 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota
—Village Plaza, 3690 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota
Publix, 535 Tamiami Trl S, Venice
Publix, 1101 8th Ave W, Palmetto
Publix, 9005 US 301 N, Parrish
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Home Depot, 2450 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
, 6721 S. Tamiami Trl, Sarasota
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Port Farmers Market, 1000 Innovation Ave, North Port
Fifth-Third Bank,18120 Tamiami Trl, North Port
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
, 8320 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key
, 6611 Proctor Rd, Sarasota
9 a.m. to noon
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 11315 Palmbrush Trl, Lakewood Ranch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodland Church, 9707 State Road 70, Lakewood Ranch