This year marks the seventh year for the Medical Center's Sportsman's Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive. It's a friendly competition for a good cause -- saving lives -- and your one-pint donation can save up to four lives! In 2017, 94 residents and employees donated during the Challenge, and we collected 88 units of blood. Over the Challenge's five-year history we have collected 590 units (pints) of blood!
How it Works
Below left are the organizations and clubs within the Ocean Reef and Key Largo Anglers Club communities that compete in the annual Challenge. Each blood donor can attach his or her gift of blood to one of these organizations. The organization with the most donated blood will be the winner of the annual Challenge, and the winning organization will have its name proudly displayed on the permanent Sportsman's Donor Club Challenge plaque in the Medical Center. Every donor will receive the seventh-edition collectible pin (pictured at left) to exhibit his or her thoughtful participation in this worthy cause. (Last year's winner was the Medical Center, with Card Sound Sailing Club coming in a close second!)
How to Participate
Option 1: You can donate blood at the Medical Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28. You can also donate at the following location on those days:
837 North Homestead Boulevard, #203
Homestead, Florida 33030
You may also donate on Monday, March 26, at Kmart, 101499 Overseas Highway in Key Largo.
*To ensure an efficient and pleasant experience, please schedule your appointment with OneBlood by clicking here, selecting "Donate Now," and entering Sponsor Code 6258. Or, you can contact Nancy Brundage at 305-797-7028 or via email.
Option 2: You can donate blood anytime March 17 and 28, anywhere in the United States, to qualify and earn your collectible pin. After making your donation, send an email here and include your name and the location and date of your donation. Select any of the 16 organizations or clubs for credit toward winning the Challenge.
Option 3: You can recruit a volunteer to donate for you! Both of you will earn a collectible Sportsman's Donor Club Challenge pin!
If You're Unable to Donate
If you are unable to make a blood donation due to medical, medication or FDA travel restrictions and you would still like to earn a collectible pin, contact Keith Young at the Medical Center at 305-367-6750 or via email. A small contribution to the Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation would be appreciated to ensure the continuation of service excellence with trauma-related events within our community.
If you have any questions, contact OneBlood Area Representative Nancy Brundage at 305-797-7028 or via email. You can also click on the 2018 pin image at the top of this page to download a flyer for the 2018 Sportsman's Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive.
Give the gift of blood. Your one-pint donation can save up to four lives!