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Donate blood to help victims of Hurricane Irma

GULF COAST, AL (WALA) -

The potential impact of Hurricane Irma could be severe, and LifeSouth is asking you to donate now to help Florida prepare for the effect of the storm on the state’s blood supply.

It is important to build the blood supplies at hospitals before Hurricane Irma comes ashore. It is likely blood collections with cease in Florida during the storm and in the aftermath. All blood types are needed, including platelet and plasma donors.
 
Donating in advance not only supplies the hospitals, it assures that blood will be available to help those injured during to the storm.
          
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 needed. Call LifeSouth’s toll-free number, 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org to find the closest blood drive or location near you.

LifeSouth Donor Centers and Blood Drives

Mobile Donor Center
967 Hillcrest Rd.
Mobile, AL  36695
Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 4 p.m.

Daphne Donor Center
26125 Capital Dr.
Daphne, AL  36526
Mon, Wed & Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues & Thurs: 9 a.m.  – 6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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