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Host a Blood Drive with LifeSouth

Feb 01, 2024 03:21PM ● By Andrew Dickerson
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers asks the Columbus community to help support the local blood supply by hosting blood drives.

“Blood drives are vital to help make sure blood is there when our local hospitals need it,” said LifeSouth District Director Sharon Carpenter. “We look forward to working with businesses, organizations, schools and churches who would like to host blood drives and provide an amazing experience while saving lives.”

There is no fee to host a drive, and LifeSouth provides all the necessary equipment, donor recognition gifts and support to help make your drive a success. LifeSouth can facilitate blood drives using one of its signature red, white and blue bloodmobiles, or create a “pop-up” donor center indoors. Your local LifeSouth team will work with you to identify the best location for your blood drive.

LifeSouth is the blood provider for St. Francis-Emory Healthcare, and blood collected by LifeSouth helps their patients. In addition, LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program supports non-profit youth organizations in the community by providing reimbursement to those programs that host blood drives and recruit blood donors. The program helps educate youth about the importance of blood donation and provide lifesaving blood components to patients in the community.

For more information or to sign up to host a blood drive, please contact Melinda Hinds with LifeSouth at [email protected]