Orlando Police Department
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Guns and Hoses 2010 "Get on the Bus" Blood Drive
Guns and Hoses Kick Off
7AM-7PM, July 14, 2010
Orlando City Hall
9AM Press Conference
On July 14 local firefighters, sheriff's deputies and police officers in Orange,
Osceola and Seminole counties will join forces to help us kick off this
month-long competition. Orlando City Hall will be lined with Big Red Buses for
the Guns and Hoses day-long kick-off blood drive. Police, fire and sheriff
representatives will start the competition off and can bring friends and family
members to "Get on the Bus" and donate with them. There will be local
dignitaries and community leaders. You can help! You don't have to be a
firefighter or law enforcement officer to be a local hero in your community.
Stop by Wednesday, July 14 from 7AM-7PM at the Orlando City Hall and give the
gift of life. You will be able to support your local
heroes by giving the gift of life and having your donation count toward either
the Guns or the Hoses.
Also join us for a press conference at 9AM with Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty,
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Dr. Tom Winters, an Orlando Orthopedic
Specialist and his son, Nate Winters, whose life was saved by first responders
and blood donors when he lost his leg in a boating accident.
The real winners of the competition will be the people who need blood
transfusions here in Central Florida, since "getting on the bus" means saving
lives. Florida's Blood Centers, the home of the Big Red Bus, is the sole
supplier of blood products to all Central Florida hospitals.
Did you know? Florida's Blood Centers:
• Provides blood to 70 hospitals through the state
• Is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
make sure our blood meets the highest standards
• Maintains state-of-the-art testing equipment and donor facilities
to make sure our donors and recipients have a safe and healthy experience
• Provides over 350,000 mini-physicals and health screenings for donors each
• Is ready and waiting WHEN YOU NEED US MOST!
Directions for parking at the Guns and Hoses blood drive Orlando City Hall
Wednesday, July 14 7AM-7PM
You will be parking in the City Hall parking garage on Boone Avenue directly
behind City Hall.
Tell the parking attendant one your way out that you have attended the Florida’s
Blood Centers blood drive Guns and Hoses.
Coming From the West on I-4:
Take I-4 East to South Street (Exit 82B)
(Exit curves right)
Right onto South Street
Right onto Boone Avenue
Coming from the East on I-4:
Exit #82C Anderson Street
Left on Anderson Street
Left onto Boone Avenue
Coming Eastbound on 408 (East-West Expressway):
408 East to I-4 East - toward Daytona Beach (Exit 10A)
Take the Anderson Street exit (Exit 82C)
Coming from the West on 408 (East-West Expressway):
408 West to the Rosalind Avenue exit (Exit 11A)
Turn Left onto South Street