Weather impacts Georgia blood supply

Press release from LifeSouth

Winter storm conditions across Georgia have impacted the blood supply, and LifeSouth urges the community to help by donating blood.

This time of year is always slow for blood collections, due to the holidays and travel, but winter storm Benji brought even more obstacles for blood donors and the local blood supply. Blood drives were halted Friday due to the dangerous weather, causing blood shortages.

All donors between now and Dec. 21 will be entered to win a 60” HDTV. Donors will receive one entry for each donation during the time frame allotted. Donors will be entered into the drawing upon registration to donate blood. Drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 22. All donors will also receive a special edition holiday shirt in December while supplies last. The Loganville branch of LifeSouth Community Blood Center is located at 3735 Harrison Road.

Visit a LifeSouth donor center or blood mobile. To find a location near you visit www.lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo I.D. is also required.

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