Hurricane Harvey: How you can help those in Texas

Hurricane Harvey
Posted at 9:22 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 13:13:05-04

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – whether you donate blood or money, Texas is in critical need of assistance. Nothing is too small.

SunCoast Blood Bank is asking for blood donations this week to help those in Texas.

In Texas, their local blood banks are unable to operate due to flooding and damage.

Platelets, all blood types, and especially universal type O negative blood, are critically needed at this time. Donors can schedule a blood donation appointment or walk in at any SunCoast Blood Bank donor center or bloodmobile.

SunCoast Blood Bank locations: 

  • Sarasota 1760 Mound Street, Sarasota 
  • Lakewood Ranch 1731 LWR Blvd, Bradenton 
  • Bradenton 6026 14th St. W, Bradenton 
  • Venice 539 US Hwy 41 Bypass, North Venice 
  • Arcadia 710 N. Brevard Avenue

Visit if you need more information. 

Or if you are unable to donate blood and still would like to help, here’s how:

Go to to make a donation or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder.

You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms and Privacy Policy:

Call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to donate.