Jacksonville, Florida — Lifesouth Community Blood Centers are asking for anyone with type O blood to make a donation.
Donating 1 pint of blood can save more than one life. All donations will go towards local hospitals like Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, UF Health, and HCA Florida Memorial Hospital.
Lifesouth has a mobile van set up off of University Blvd at the HCA Memorial Hospital, and all donors will receive a 20-dollar gift card and a free T-shirt.
Donating blood, plasma, and platelets can help medical professionals save patients, who have a variety of urgent medical needs.
For example, if you have type A, that can be used for platelets to help cancer patients, burn victims, or anyone with a compromised immune system.
The American Cancer Society says people going through chemotherapy may need blood transfusions during their treatments, sometimes every day.
According to the Red Cross, every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood or platelets.
Lifesouth Community Blood Center serves more than 125 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. The non-profit has 30 donation centers, 50 bloodmobiles, and conducts roughly 2,000 blood drives each month.
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