Blood Drive Friday


Please join us at Lakeland Community Hospital for this important end of summer blood drive on the bloodmobile: Friday, August 19 10am to 2pm, 42024 Hwy 195, Haleyville.

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The American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save patient lives. All blood types are urgently needed.

o While thousands of people from across the country have responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.

o All eligible donors are encouraged to make and keep blood and platelet donation appointments to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

o On average, the Red Cross must collect 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

o Blood and platelets are needed for many different reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood.

o The Red Cross is grateful to those who have stepped up to give this summer.