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Across Florida this Saturday, Dec. 4, hundreds of people will donate blood at the same time in nearly 50 locations for the largest one-day blood drive in state history.

The blood donations will take place throughout Central Florida, South Florida, Naples and Tampa Bay in stake centers and ward meetinghouses belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Missionaries and youth are set to volunteer and staff the different sites. 

The Church partnered with OneBlood, which is a not-for-profit blood center that provides blood to more than 250 hospitals and their patients throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

“Hosting nearly 50 blood drives in one day across many of their congregations in Florida is incredible,” said Susan Forbes, senior vice president of corporate communications and public relations for OneBlood. “Their efforts are to be commended, and we are excited to partner with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on this year’s Light the World initiative. They are literally shining a state-wide light on the ongoing need for blood donations.”

The organizers listed their efforts on for a Light the World service initiative to bring together Church members and their community. 

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