Emergency Need for All Blood Types

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2019
Jody St. John, Shoals Regional Manager
256-762-5180 (cell)   jlstjohn@lifesouth.org
Emergency Need for All Blood Types
LifeSouth in emergency need for blood donors
National blood shortages are impacting blood centers across the country, and locally LifeSouth Community Blood Centers also faces emergency need for all blood types.
Summer months take a toll on the blood supply, and this year has been especially difficult here in the Shoals and across the country. Hospitals (North Alabama Medical Center, Helen Keller Hospital, Shoals Hospital, Russellville Hospital, Lakeland Hospital, and Red Bay Hospital) rely on LifeSouth and LifeSouth blood donors to make sure blood is available before it is needed. All blood types are necessary, and donors are asked to donate now to ensure local hospitals have the blood needed to help patients suffering from traumas, cancers and chronic illnesses.
First time donors are always welcome and encouraged to give blood donation a try. All donors receive a thank you gift, and a mini-physical, including blood pressure, temperature, iron level and cholesterol screen.
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. LifeSouth’s donor center in Florence is located at 307 Veterans Drive. LifeSouth’s bloodmobiles will also be out at many locations in coming days (see attachment for schedule of upcoming blood drives). For additional information about donation or to find a blood drive near you, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. Appointments can also be made online.
Jody St. John
Regional Manager

307 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: 1-888-795-2707 Ext: 55456

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