All LifeSouth Centers Will Resume Regular Hours Wednesday

By  | February 17, 2021 | Filed under: News

Winter Storm Uri has put LifeSouth in dire need of blood products to provide to area hospitals. With normal hours resuming Wednesday, we need the message out to eligible donors to come and donate.

We are officially down 400 units of blood and have been placed in an Emergency Appeal.

TENNESSEE VALLEY-After being closed for two whole days, LifeSouth Communtiy Blood Centers will resume regular business hours for the donor centers and blood mobiles will be back in the community at various locations:

LifeSouth Centers in Cullman, Decatur, Albertville, and two locations in Madison will open at 9am on Wednesday

LifeSouth Center in Florence will open at 2pm on Wednesday

Mobile Blood Drive locations:
Marshall County:
Guntersville Walmart- 11am-5pm
Marshall Dekalb Electric Company- 9am-4pm

Cullman County:
Folsom Center for Rehabilitation 10am-4pm
Dicks Sporting Goods 10am-4pm

Madison County:
Kroger on University Drive 10am-4pm
Sam’s Club Huntsville 11am-6pm

Kelley McPhail, LifeSouth District Director said LifeSouth has to make up for this deficient.

“On our books, we projected to draw 400 units, during the past two days, so we are really going to need North Alabama to come together and help us restock the shelves,” she said.

LifeSouth provides blood products to 17 North Alabama Hospitals. McPhail said on average the hospitals request 180 to 200 units per day.

“We are going to need an out pour of donors waiting at our doors to donate tomorrow to makeup for a two day loss,” McPhail said.

There is no substitute for human blood, patients rely on blood donations from healthy individuals. Donating ensures blood will be available to help those who may be injured or need a blood transfusion to survive. Currently all blood types are needed, especially type O donors.

All blood donors receive a wellness screen 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, call LifeSouth’s toll-free number, 1-888-795-2707 or make an appointment at www.lifesouth.org.

Media Release/Kami May l District Community Development Coordinator/LifeSouth

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