LifeSouth says O-type blood supply at critical level

LifeSouth currently has more than 60 units of O-positive blood for local hospitals on backorder and there is a critical need for donations regionally and nationally.
LifeSouth currently has more than 60 units of O-positive blood for local hospitals on backorder and there is a critical need for donations regionally and nationally.
C.J. Gish

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers issued an urgent request for type O blood donations on Thursday.

According to Christine Medina, the director of donor recruitment, LifeSouth is in desperate need to supply local hospitals.

“Currently, we have less than a one-day supply of type O blood on our shelves,” said Medina in an email. “Since shortages are also occurring across the country, there is no other blood center that can help us.”

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LifeSouth has donor centers located in the following communities:

  • Gainesville, 1221 NW 13th St.
  • Gainesville, 4039 Newberry Rd.
  • Alachua, 15652 NW US Hwy 441, Ste. F
  • Chiefland, 2202 N. Young Blvd.
  • Jonesville,14266 W. Newberry Rd.
  • Lake City, 833 SW State Road 47

To find a donor center or blood drive, visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-7207 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Bill6911

sorry I can’t my blood type-O is corrupt (1987 US-Army time serve) with “TB” I have taken meds for it and tested every year. hard pass on this!

block from given blood! ether that jail time for murders. ban for doing so!

like my freedom’s

Last edited 1 month ago by Bill6911