Lifeline Blood Services in dire need for blood.


According to Lifeline Blood Services, West Tennessee’s Blood Supply is in a vulnerable position.

“We have an immediate need for blood types O negative, B negative and A negative,” said Tonya Johnson, Director of Community Services for

LIFELINE Blood Services.” Because negative blood types are so rare it is harder to recruit enough donors to meet the needs of patients who have

negative types. Another factor contributing to the current situation is that donor turn-out at blood drives across West Tennessee has been lower than

projected for the past few weeks. “This lower number, of course, results in less blood being available for patients. LIFELINE must replenish the

supply of all these blood types to make sure patient needs are met in the 17 hospitals and 8 Air Evac helicopters we serve,” Johnson continued.

Please give blood this week at the Blood Center in Jackson or at a blood drive scheduled in other West Tennessee communities.

Blood Donor hours at 183 Sterling Farms Drive:

Monday through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM

Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM

BLOODMOBILE Drives:

Thursday, March 29:

Jackson Mad. Co. General Hospital from 7-11:00 a.m. ; 12-6 p.m.

Decatur Co. General Hospital Parsons from 12-6 p.m.

Friday, March 30:

Trenton Healthcare and Rehab from 11 a.m. .- 4 p.m.

Regions Bank, Henderson from 12-4 p.m.

Bumpus Harley Davidson, Jackson from 12-5 p.m.

Please call 800-924-6572, or 427-4431 , or visit www.lifelinebloodserv.org.

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