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LifeSouth in Emergency Need as Blood Supply Depletes

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 23, 2021

LifeSouth faces an emergency need for blood donors as usage at local hospitals has increased over the past two weeks, while donations have declined.

LifeSouth in Emergency Need as Blood Supply Depletes

Blood shortages remain a national concern, due to the severe winter weather that continues to impact the country.
LifeSouth asks all blood donors, especially type O, to please come in and donate and reminds the public that it is safe to donate blood.
Type O negative donors are the universal donor and can give to patients of all blood types. This is important when an accident or trauma victim comes into the hospital and there is no time to determine a blood type.

Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and is also critical to help trauma patients.


LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood center serving Oak Hill Hospital, Bayfront Health Brooksville, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.
All blood donors receive a wellness screening prior to donation, and each donation will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. To find a blood drive close to you or to learn more about the donation process or make an appointment, visit www.lifesouth.org or call LifeSouth’s toll-free
number, 1-888-795-2707.

About LifeSouth:
LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. LifeSouth is committed to meeting the blood supply needs of hospitals and their patients by providing the highest quality blood components and services.
The LifeSouth team is dedicated to making sure the blood is there when a patient is in need.
To learn more, visit LifeSouth.org.

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