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Anna Maria Oyster Bar Holds Tax Day Blood Drive
More than 150 Donors Participate in the One-Day Event

Bradenton, Florida – May 5, 2015 – Locally owned, multi-award-winning restaurant Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) is pleased to announce that 154 donors participated in the annual Tax Day Relief Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The donation collections were performed by the OneBlood Big Red Bus at all three AMOB locations: Bradenton Landside, 6906 14th Street West; Bradenton Cortez, 6696 Cortez Road West; and Ellenton, 1525 51st Avenue East.

“We are thrilled to have seen such a wonderful turnout from our customers and staff to come to the aid of our community,” said John Horne, owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar. “To donate blood is to potentially help save a life, and we welcome the opportunity to do our part.”

Anna Maria Oyster Bar hosts four blood drives per year on behalf of SunCoast Blood Bank and OneBlood. In 2014, AMOB collected 266 units of blood for OneBlood at its Tax Day and Halloween blood drive events. In addition to a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening, all donors on Tax Day 2015 received a T-shirt and a coupon to enjoy a free lunch or early bird special at AMOB.

For more information on Anna Maria Oyster Bar and its annual blood drives, please visit or call 941.761.7797.

About Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Since 1996, The Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) has been serving fresh seafood at reasonable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. AMOB has three restaurants in Bradenton, Florida, and employs more than 300 team members. AMOB is a finalist for the 2015 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year Award and was nominated for the 2014 Sarasota Small Business of the Year, earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and was voted Best Early Bird, Best Raw Bar, Best Seafood Restaurant, Best All Around Restaurant, Best Happy Hour, Best Margarita and Best Outdoor Dining by the readers of local publications. The restaurant group is a past winner of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. For more information, visit

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