Limestone and Hunstville, Ala., Centers Host LifeSouth Blood Drives

Date: April 28, 2011

This month, our Limestone and Huntsville, Ala., centers each hosted a LifeSouth blood drive as a service learning activity.

Limestone

In Limestone, students promoted the event by hanging up posters around a nearby shopping center and passed out fliers. On April 6, the day of the drive, the LifeSouth bloodmobile was parked in the center’s parking lot. Many of the students and staff donated as well as several parents and members of the community. By the end of the day, LifeSouth staff had collected 27 units of blood; each unit can save up to three lives!

Limestone Blood Drive

Huntsville

Not to be outdone, the Huntsville Center participated in a LifeSouth blood drive on April 20 to help address a blood shortage in the community. Twenty students and two center staff members donated during the bloodmobile’s visit to the center.

Huntsville Center Director Paul Conley said he was glad the Alabama centers were able to give back to their communities in this way, especially after yesterday’s storms injured so many throughout the state.

About LifeSouth

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is a community blood supplier for local hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. With over 33 donor centers, 42 blood mobiles and over 1,000 blood drives a month, the blood supply collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients at over 100 medical facilities.

LifeSouth is scheduling blood drives throughout Alabama to address the state’s blood supply shortage, which was exacerbated by yesterday’s devastating storms. You can read more about the blood drives in this story by WAFF-48 News.


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