Happening today: UCF to host blood drive to honor victims, family of Pulse nightclub shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University Of Central Florida will host a blood drive Wednesday to honor the victims and families of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Organizers said The We all have One Pulse Blood Drive will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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UCF to Host Blood Drive on Campus

Next Wednesday, June 9, UCFPD is partnering with UCF LGBTQ Services and OneBlood to host a blood drive on campus to honor the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting five years ago. All donors will receive a Pulse Remembrance tee shirt, $10 eGift card, and a wellness checkup including a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Appointments are encouraged. Please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #24052.

Posted by UCF Police Department on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

They said all donors will receive a Pulse Remembrance tee shirt, $10 eGift card, and a wellness checkup including a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.

READ: Remembering Pulse: Officials release schedule of events to honor victims

Appointments are encouraged. Click here to register and use code #24052.

Organizers said the blood drive will help them maintain a “safe and ready blood supply for cancer patients, trauma patients or for when unexpected tragedies occur.”

READ: Pulse documentary returning to Orlando theater this week

Click here to learn more.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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