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Parts of AL and GA have critical need for blood donations

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(WTVM) - The need for blood in East Alabama and West Georgia continues to reach a critical level.

Lifesouth Community Blood Center says the local blood supply has taken a big hit because of the holidays and winter weather forcing it to cancel donation drives.

The center says blood donors are especially needed now so area hospitals have a safe supply to treat patients.

Lifesouth says one donation can save up to three lives.  

The center is hosting a donation drive on Wednesday at Auburn University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the City of Opelika will have representatives from Lifesouth behind the City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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