Lifeblood urges: March up to donation sites
MEMPHIS—Lifeblood is urging the community to “march” up to the challenge to make an impact by donating blood in March. If you haven’t found time to donate yet this year or if you are eligible to donate again, or if you have never donated before, don’t miss out on your chance to make an impact.
The only way to ensure that patients in the Memphis area have the life-saving blood that is needed, is for generous donors to donate at least three times each year. Remember, in emergency situations, it’s the blood on the shelves that saves lives.
All March donors receive a T-shirt and are entered to win a $1,000 Walmart gift card.
To find a Lifeblood donor center near you and to schedule an appointment to donate, visit clublifeblood.org or call (901) 290-9743.
As always, all blood types are needed in order to prevent any blood type shortages from occurring.
Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Donors receive a free cholesterol test.