LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has an emergency need for all blood types and they are asking for your help. Summer is typically a slow time for blood donations due to people traveling and schools being out for breaks. Life South representatives say that while they need all blood types, they are especially in need of negative types and O negative, which is universal.
Platelet donations are also critically low. To find a donor center or blood drive near you, log onto www.lifesouth.org. Donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health. You’ll need your photo ID to donate.