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LifeSouth Needs Blood Donors to Help as Blood Supply Decreases

Press release from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

The community blood supply has reached a critical point, and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers declared they are now in emergency need.

In the past weeks the blood supply has steadily dropped, as the need from hospitals has increased. All blood types are crucial to help make sure hospitals have the blood needed to treat traumas and patients requiring blood transfusions. 

LifeSouth asks all blood donors, especially type O and B donors, to please come in and donate and reminds the public that it is safe to donate blood. 

All blood donors receive a recognition item and wellness screen, including a COVID-19 antibody test. Donors are welcome to walk-in and give.  Appointments can be made by visiting lifesouth.org or by calling 1-800-795-2707. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. 

Locally, donors can give blood with LifeSouth at the following locations:

Wednesday, March 24

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Gainesville Police Department 721 NW 6th Street 1 pm – 8:30 pm 

UF Cypress Hall 1310 Museum Road 12 pm – 7 pm 

Hooters of Gainesville 3265 SW 34th Street 2 pm – 7 pm 

NCCER 13614 Progress Blvd., Alachua 12 pm – 5 pm 

Dixie County Rotary 16702 SE Highway 19, Cross City 10 am – 5 pm 

13th Street Donor Center 1221 NW 13th Street 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Newberry Road Donor Center 4039 Newberry Road 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Alachua Donor Center 15652 NW US Hwy. 441, Alachua 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Chiefland Donor Center 2202 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland 9 am – 5 pm – OPEN* *whole blood donations only on Wednesday’s 

Thursday, March 25

UF Maguire Village UF Campus 10 am – 5 pm 

Alachua County Fire Rescue 911 SE 5th Street 10 am – 4 pm 

The Retreat at Magnolia Parke 4170 NW 50th Terrace 4 pm – 7 pm 

RTI – Surgical Research Circle 11621 Research Circle, Alachua 10 am – 3 pm 

Walmart 2201 N. Young Blvd. Hwy 27, Chiefland 11 am – 6 pm 

13th Street Donor Center 1221 NW 13th Street 10 am – 7 pm 

Newberry Road Donor Center 4039 Newberry Road 10 am – 7 pm 

Alachua Donor Center 15652 NW US Hwy. 441, Alachua 10 am – 7 pm 

Friday, March 26

Honda of Gainesville 3801 N. Main Street 9 am – 3 pm 

The Bartram 2337 SW Archer Road 11 am – 5 pm 

Capital City Bank 350 N. Temple Avenue, Starke 10 am – 4 pm 

Williston Crossings 410 NE 5th Street, Williston 10 am – 5 pm 

13th Street Donor Center 1221 NW 13th Street 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Newberry Road Donor Center 4039 Newberry Road 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Alachua Donor Center 15652 NW US Hwy. 441, Alachua 9 am – 5:30 pm 

Chiefland Donor Center 2202 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland 11 am – 7 pm 

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