Lifesouth is looking for any donors with Type O blood

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.

Sheifalika Bhatnagar

Sheifalika Bhatnagar

Sheifalika Bhatnagar is WOKV's investigative news reporter, covering top local news, including the city and government, crime and prevention and school board beats. She is a University of North Florida graduate with a degree in Communication, focused on Multimedia Production and Journalism.

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