Over 270 donations made during annual ‘Give from the Heart’ blood drive

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:10 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 13, 2023 at 6:43 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We want to thank everyone who came out, rolled up their sleeves, and donated at this year’s 17th Annual Give from the Heart Blood drive.

This was the most successful blood drive we’ve ever had. Across all of the donation centers in Montgomery, Wetumpka, Prattville, Troy and Millbrook, we had a total of about 272 give the gift of life.

“To beat last year, which was a huge year, is just wonderful and most of all, its a reminder that we live in such a great community that comes out and shows support for all of our hospitals, for all of the people in need of blood and life-saving blood products,” Nick Mielke, Life South Representative said.

WSFA is proud to partner with LifeSouth Community Blood Center for this annual event. Despite the historic turnout, LifeSouth still needs more donations.

“We’re always open, we’re always looking for more folks to come out and help us out,” Mielke added.

The whole process of donating blood only takes 30 minutes, and one blood donation can save up to three lives. To donate, you must be 17 years or older or 16 with parental permission. You must also weigh at least 110 pounds and have a photo ID. For more information, visit LifeSouth.org.

LifeSouth Community Blood Center supplies blood for every hospital in Montgomery and a vast majority of hospitals across the state.

If you are interested in becoming a regular donor, stop by Life South’s location, located off Carmicheal Road, and speak to an employee about how you can help those right here in your community.

WSFA 12 News is once again partnering with the LifeSouth Community Blood Center for the annual “Give from the Heart” blood drive

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