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January 18, 2013

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers: Combination of factors triggers blood emergency

Live Oak — A cold front moving through the Southeast that is predicted to bring snow to major portions of Alabama and Georgia is also expected to further impact a blood shortage across the region.

Galen Unold, director of donor recruitment and retention with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, says the cold front and snow will mean blood drives in many affected communities could be canceled.

“This is coming at a time when supplies were already low because of reduced donations during the winter holidays,” Unold said. “Meanwhile, blood usage at many of our hospitals is far above normal, making the shortage even more serious.”

Unold said all blood types are needed, but blood types AB-positive and negative, and O-negative are in shortest supply. He said all the LifeSouth donor centers expect to be open today, and where possible the bloodmobiles will be available for donors. LifeSouth is asking that the community to please, do something amazing and give blood today.

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.

For information about donating, donors can call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org.

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