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LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in urgent need of blood donations

LifeSouth says that appointments are encouraged, but not required.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is continuing to see an urgent need for blood donations as we move into the holiday season.

To combat this problem, LifeSouth is holding what they call the largest blood drive that North Alabama has ever seen. The event, called "Joy of Giving," will take place on December 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various North Alabama blood centers.

“For the past two weeks, LifeSouth has not met our full goal to have adequate amount of blood for our 17 North Alabama hospitals," Kami Mitchell, District Community Development Coordinator at LifeSouth said. “There is not an artificial substance created in a lab to make blood that is why it is so important we have volunteer donors come out and donate.”

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According to LifeSouth, each donor will get to draw for a prize ranging from oil changes and car washes to food vouchers, spa certificates, TVs, Airpods and more. Additionally, LifeSouth and its sponsors will offer donors a $10 e-gift card, an event t-shirt and free food.

Participating locations include the following centers:

  • LifeSouth Madison Donor Center: 8190 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
  • LifeSouth Decatur Donor Center: 2349 Danville Rd SW #120, Decatur, AL 35603
  • LifeSouth Albertville Donor Center: 8626 US-431, Albertville, AL 35950
  • LifeSouth Florence Donor Center: 307 Veterans Dr, Florence, AL 35630

LifeSouth says that appointments are encouraged, but not required. To make an appointment, call 1-888-795-2707 or visit LifeSouth's website.