Blood centers nationwide seek more blood donors

September 4 – 10 declared National Blood Donation Week

To help boost the nation’s blood supply after a particularly challenging summer, September 4 – 10, 2016 has been established as National Blood Donation Week. New blood donors are needed every day to replace those who can no longer donate, however blood centers are seeing fewer people step forward to roll up their sleeves. Dr. Daliah Wachs, syndicated radio personality, and Lifeblood, the American Red Cross and blood banks across the country have teamed up to reverse the decline in new blood donors and to encourage active blood donors to continue donating on a regular basis.

Donors can make a convenient appointment to give blood at or by calling 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be in good health.

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Gladstone at 901-529-6317 or Dr. Daliah Wachs at or (702) 279-4123
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Lifeblood has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1963, and serves patients in area hospitals in the Greater Memphis Area. The Lifeblood network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).


Dr. Daliah Wachs is Board Certified in Family Medicine and ran her own practice in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 years.

She recently was chosen to serve as a faculty member at Touro University Nevada. The Dr. Daliah Show is broadcast by GCN Network and iHeart Radio.


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