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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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8/16/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council Team Up to Hold Blood Drive August 18

The partnership comes as a result of LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program



LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council are teaming up to hold a blood drive this Friday, August 18. 


The partnership comes as a result of LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program, which serves to support non-profit youth organizations in the community that host blood drives and recruit blood donors. The program also aims to help educate youth about the importance of blood donation and provide lifesaving blood components to patients in the community.


According to America’s Blood Centers, there is only a 1 to 2-day supply of blood in the state of Florida – to meet normal demand of hospitals, blood centers need a 3 to 4-day supply. LifeSouth donors can make all the difference and save up to three lives by donating blood, with those donations staying local in the community. 


For more information and to make an appointment, visit https://donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/805538. All donors will receive a $20 e-gift card and t-shirt. The blood drive is tropical-themed, so all are encouraged to wear their most colorful and floral attire. 



Friday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Representatives from both organizations can be available for interviews leading up to the blood drive this week. On-site interviews can be arranged with advance coordination. To ensure availability of spokespeople, please contact Alaina Bundy with Wingard.



North Florida Council Service Center

521 S. Edgewood Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32205



Alaina Bundy



(904) 305-2054 



A photo of LifeSouth’s red, white and blue bloodmobile can be downloaded here:




About LifeSouth:

LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 125 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. LifeSouth is committed to meeting the blood supply needs of hospitals and their patients by providing the highest quality blood components and services. The LifeSouth team is dedicated to making sure the blood is there when a patient is in need. To learn more, visit LifeSouth.org of donatingblood.org


About the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council:

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council is to instill values in young people so they are prepared for life. Headquartered in Jacksonville, the Council serves over 7,200 youth ages 6-20 in 17 counties of northeast Florida. For more information about the Council, or to join, visit www.nfcscouting.org.