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LifeSouth Celebrates National Donor Days February 14-17

Published Thursday, February 13, 2020

 

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, a nonprofit blood bank that serves as the primary provider of blood to many Northeast Florida hospitals, will celebrate National Donor Days from February 14 through 17 at its donor centers and blood drives.

 

National Donor Day is observed every year on February 14 to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation, as well as to celebrate all who give the gift of life through the donation of blood, platelets and bone marrow. In addition to the blood used during organ transplant procedures, organ recipients may require whole blood or platelet transfusions as part of their ongoing care.

 

All donors who give during the National Donor Days promotion will receive a $10 electronic gift card and a T-shirt, while supplies last.


“To freely give of yourself to benefit a stranger is the ultimate example of love in action. LifeSouth is proud to recognize the special people in our community who save lives right here in Northeast Florida by selflessly donating blood and platelets that go to our local hospitals,” said Dave Halverson, District Director of LifeSouth.

 

LifeSouth is the primary provider of blood to many Northeast Florida hospitals, including Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

How to Donate:  


Visit a LifeSouth donor center or bloodmobile. To find a location near you visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo I.D. is required.


Where to Donate:

LifeSouth has two donor centers in Northeast Florida. Hours during this promotion (Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17) are as follows:

Northeast Florida Donor Center (7840 Baymeadows Way):
- Open Friday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 17

- Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Donor Center (800 Prudential Drive):
- Open Friday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 17  

- Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find a Blood Drive:

Donors may also give on one of LifeSouth’s red, white and blue bloodmobiles at the following locations:

February 14: Home Depot (Atlantic Blvd.), 12:30 - 6 p.m.

February 14: Winn-Dixie (Chaffee Rd.), 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

February 15: Mt. Aranat Missionary Baptist Church, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

February 15: Winston Family YMCA (Riverside Ave.), 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.

February 16: Winn-Dixie (121 St., Macclenny), 11 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.

February 16: Wimberly at Deerwood, 1 - 7 p.m.

February 17: Walmart (San Jose Blvd.), 12 - 6:30 p.m.

February 17: Walmart (E. SR 200, Yulee), 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.

 

**While supplies last; Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 lbs or more and show photo I.D. For more information, call toll-free 888-795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

 

CONTACT:

Natalie DeYoung

904-387-2570 natalie@wearewingard.com