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Blood Donations in Critical Need Especially During the Summer

JACKSON, Tenn. - You might be planning a summer vacation or have summer events coming up to look forward to.

Summer might be a busy time for you, as it is for many people.

You might not be thinking about making time in your busy schedule to donate blood, but Lifeline Blood Services wants to remind you that blood is always needed, no matter the season.

“Summer months are always a big challenge for Lifeline, for our donors to stay on track and stay committed to donating, and holiday weekends add to that challenge, for the past two weeks our blood supply has been very low, just low donor turnout at both our centers, Jackson and Dyersburg and mobile centers.”

Lifeline Blood Services marketing manager Melinda Reid reports Lifeline is in need of blood donations critically.

Lifeline Blood Services reports it needs about 450 units of whole blood each week to keep an adequate blood supply.

As the national blood shortage continues, donations of O positive and negative, A positive and negative, and B positive and negative are critical.

“It’s easy to let blood donation fall off of your radar during the summer, we get busy with summer commitments, and we just had a long holiday weekend and now we need to keep it on our radar, know that your blood donations are staying here in west Tennessee.”

As the temperatures increase, so does the need for blood donations.

To make a donation, or learn more, you can visit Lifeline Blood Services at 183 Sterling Farm Drive.

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