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As blood levels remain low Lifeline Blood Services urges community to donate

JACKSON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - Blood levels are still low and Lifeline Blood Services is urging the community to stop by and give the gift of life by donating blood.

“Simply donating one unit of blood every eight weeks could change someone’s life forever,” said Latrina Morman, the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator with Lifeline Blood Services.

Lifeline Blood Services wants to encourage all ages and ethnic groups to donate blood.

“Simply because we all have different types of blood. We know about O, AB, A+, and things of that nature, but within our blood, we have different antigens or proteins. So, the more likely we are able to match the blood we give to a patient that has that exact blood make-up, the better outcome for them,” said Morman.

One donor traveled from Bells, Tennessee to give blood and says doing so warms her heart.

“It brings a lot of joy to me because it’s my way of helping people. You never know you might be that one person that needs it sometime. It’s my way of giving back,” said Renee Campbell, a Bells resident.

Another donor who has received blood before knows how important donating blood is firsthand and encourages others to come donate.

“People need blood and it’s a life-saving thing. It doesn’t take a lot of time or a lot of effort. It’s just a good thing to be able to do that,” said Vicki Worsham, a Jackson resident.

You can come to donate blood Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lifeline Blood Services in Jackson.

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