Pirates or Vampires

blood-drop-blood-driveThe Fernandina Pirates Club wants to thank The Loop Pizza Grill, and The Journey Church for sharing their parking lot and permitting these Skallywags to collect a record breaking 101 units of blood! Thanks to new friends and loyal blood donors, this was the most blood spilled at any of their December Blood Drives!

We may to start calling the Fernandina Pirates, The Amelia Island Vampires, because in 2010 and 2011, this group of volunteers organized enough blood donations to place second in our region; with the Jacksonville Jaguars placing first.

In 2013, Pirates, Pints and Prizes will be held bi-monthly on Amelia Island and at Pecan Park Flea Market in Jacksonville, Florida.

The blood drive at Pecan Park Road is on January 19, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The pirate’s ship, Amelia’s Revenge, will be there.

On February 23, 2013, the Pirates Club’s blood drive will be held in the banquet hall at the American Legion Post #54, located at 626 S. 3rd Street (at the corner of Gum and 3rd Streets). The Fernandina Pirates Club Blood Drives on Amelia Island have become so popular in our community they have outgrown the ability to accommodate donors on the mobile buses!

This blood drive will be from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, and the American Legion Squadron 54 and the Men’s Auxiliary Post 4351 will be providing free lunch and beverages for those that donate. Post 54 members encourage you to request a guided tour of their facility while you are there, and inquire about membership requirements or potential rentals of their private banquet hall for special occasions.

The Pirates are out for blood, and appointments to donate blood are not required, but scheduling in advance at IGiveBlood.com saves you time and help the Pirates to prepare for your arrival.

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