Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

 

Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

 

 

Memphis, TN—Plummeting blood donations has forced Lifeblood to issue an emergency appeal for all blood types, especially all Rh negative types: A-negative, B-negative, AB-negative and O-negative.  Lifeblood is the community blood provider for the Mid-South and, as stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types is imperative.  Reserves of blood are depleted to a less than one day supply on the shelves.  Since it takes 24 to 36 hours to test and process each donation before it can be released for a patient, blood is being transfused as fast as Lifeblood can provide it to hospitals.  Donors of all types are urgently needed to give blood now.  To schedule a blood donation online, go to www.Lifeblood.org or call Lifeblood at (901) 529-6320

 

“Due to a drop in blood donations, our community is critically low on all blood types and Lifeblood is asking all eligible donors to help stabilize the community blood supply and support local hospitals” said Danny Garrick, Executive Director of Lifeblood. “Blood donations from local donors are critically important for treating trauma victims, premature babies, cancer, and sickle cell disease. If you are eligible to donate, please give now!”

 

Donors with Rh negative blood types are asked to inquire with a Lifeblood staff member about doubling their impact by donating Double Red Cells.

 

Appointments are highly recommended.  Knowing how many to expect means we are better able to serve our donors.

 

Visit one of our convenient Lifeblood donor centers today:

Midtown: 1045 Madison Avenue                                                     

                 Memphis, TN 38014                  (901) 399-8120

 

Bartlett:   7505 Highway 64, Suite 109

                 Bartlett, TN 38133

                 (901) 271-1220

 

Desoto:     1055 Goodman Road East, Suite J

                 Southaven, MS 38671

                 (901) 271-1260

 

Germantown: 2095 Exeter, #75

                        Germantown, TN 38138

                        (901) 271-1240  

 

East Memphis: 4702 Spotswood Avenue

                        Memphis, TN 38117

                        (901) 271-1230

 

Volunteer donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 115 pounds and be in good health.  Sixteen year olds must have parental permission. All donors 16-22 years of age must meet certain height and weight requirements.  Log on to www.lifeblood.org  to schedule your appointment today.

 

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Located in the heart of the Memphis medical district (1040 Madison Avenue), Lifeblood is the Memphis region’s only non-profit volunteer blood center. Lifeblood is the leading provider of blood and blood components to area hospitals, supplying more than 100,000 units for local patient transfusions each year. Lifeblood is a member of America’s Blood Centers, an alliance of community-based, non-profit blood centers. Through its neighborhood donor centers and full schedule of mobile blood drives, Lifeblood provides opportunities to donate blood throughout the year. In 2013, Lifeblood celebrated 50 years of service and 4 million lives impacted by volunteer donors in the community. On October 1, 2015 Lifeblood joined Blood Systems, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

 

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