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Florida's Blood Centers

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  • ‘Pint For A Pint’ blood drive

     
    Orlando Brewing is working with Florida's Blood Center in its "Pint For A Pint" blood drive on March 6....
  • Give blood, get a deal to Bay Street Players’ ‘Dracula’

     
    I love this idea: Donate blood  and make a date with Dracula. OK, the count won't be sitting next to you, but he will be onstage this October in the Bay Street Players production of the horror-thriller. To kick off the Halloween season, the Florida...
  • Three blood banks considering merger hire company to come up with new name

    Three blood banks considering merger hire company to come up with new name
    The proposed merger of the three largest blood banks in Florida, including one based in Orlando, is far enough along that a marketing company has been hired to come up with a new name for the conglomerate. The "rebranding" effort is the most telling sign...
  • Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act

    Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act
    Last week, Gov. Rick Scott made heads roll at Workforce Central Florida. Good for him — because Central Florida leaders weren't doing squat. That seems to be this community's M.O. Scandals brew. Problems are exposed. And local "leaders" make...
  • My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out

    My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out
    Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper. This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...
  • Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee

     Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee
    Sunday's column revealed that Gov. Rick Scott's new appointment to the beleaguered Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has multiple conflicts of interest with the agency he now oversees. Specifically, engineer Scott Batterson has private...
  • We listened, Central Florida, and you are right about Michael Dippy

    We listened, Central Florida, and you are right about Michael Dippy
    To tell the truth, Michael Dippy wasn't on our radar screen when the editorial board started talking about candidates for Central Floridian of the Year. Someone might have even made a crack about his last name when we first heard it (sorry, Michael)....
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: Runners-up

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: Runners-up
    Lucas Boyce: An executive with the Orlando Magic responsible for community relations, Boyce's remarkable life story inspired a reader's nomination for Central Floridian of the Year. Born to a drug-addicted teenage prostitute, he was placed with a foster...
  • Disney World chief opts out of book written by Florida's Blood Centers' Anne Chinoda

    When Anne Chinoda, president of Florida's Blood Centers, was preparing to publish her book of memoirs and leadership advice, she asked Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton to write the foreword. Crofton read the book, Simply Significant, and agreed....
  • $310 a pint? Blood banks' pricing, business practices draw scrutiny from Florida Senate

    A Florida Senate committee is launching an investigation into the pricing practices and business connections of the state's blood-bank industry, including Metro Orlando's main blood center. The inquiry was triggered, in part, by a series of stories in...
  • Pending merger could trigger another blood-bank 'war'

    A second blood war could be on the horizon. Metro Orlando's major blood bank — called Florida's Blood Centers — appears to have lost out on a bid to buy a smaller blood center in Lakeland, a failure that could mean financial trouble for the...