LifeSouth to host blood drive Feb. 12 | News
As the provider of blood components for West Georgia Hospital, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is now holding blood drives in LaGrange and across Troup County.
“We’ve been serving neighboring communities in Alabama for many years, and we are looking forward to the opportunity of meeting donors and making new friends just across the state line,” said Sharon Carpenter, LifeSouth South Alabama District Director. “We are a community blood center, so people who live in the communities we serve are the donors who are helping the patients in their local hospitals.”
While new to Troup County, LifeSouth has served hospitals in and around Atlanta since 1995 and currently serves more than 100 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
“Look for our big red, white and blue bloodmobiles, they’re hard to miss,” said Carpenter. “We will be holding blood drives at schools, churches, businesses and with community organizations in the area.”
A LifeSouth blood drive is currently set for February 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Georgia Health, 1514 Vernon Road in LaGrange.
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 or a hosting a blood drive, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or go to www.lifesouth.org.
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