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LifeSouth continues to need blood


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LifeSouth would like to thank donors who have helped the community’s blood supply, by donating blood in recent weeks, however, the need for all blood types continues, as local and national blood shortages remain.

LifeSouth blood donors help patients at local hospitals. The recent decrease in donations, over the holidays and school spring breaks, have caused the blood supply to drop to Emergency levels. Maintaining a stable blood supply makes sure that blood is available, at our community hospitals, for victims of accidents, those having surgery, or patients being treated for cancers and other illnesses.

Donors are asked to visit a LifeSouth location (listed below) or bloodmobile blood drive. You can find a bloodmobile in your area, by visiting the Bloodmobile Locator. You can schedule an appointment, or walk-in to donate.

It is a great time to become a blood donor, and learn your blood type, or for regular blood donors to donate, and bring a friend. All blood types are needed.

Donors who donate in a LifeSouth donor center receive a $10 e-gift card. All donors receive a thank you gift, and a mini-physical, including blood pressure, temperature, iron level and cholesterol screen.

Those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to donate.

LifeSouth is testing all donors for COVID-19 antibodies, through April 18.

Donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is needed. For additional information about donation or to find a blood drive near you, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707. To visit the LifeSouth website, click here.

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