Donating blood saves lives and the LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is thanking blood donors in Northeast Florida with a $10 gift card through January 6, 2020.

During this time of year, the need for blood at local hospitals increases – while donations decrease due to busy schedules, travel and poor weather. LifeSouth encourages all eligible and first-time donors to give the gift of life this holiday season.

LifeSouth is the primary provider of blood to many Northeast Florida hospitals, including Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

How to Donate:
Visit a LifeSouth donor center or bloodmobile. To find a location near you visit 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 required.

Where to Donate:
LifeSouth has two donor centers in Northeast Florida. Hours during this promotion (through Monday, January 6) are as follows:

Northeast Florida Donor Center (7840 Baymeadows Way):
– Open Monday through Friday
– Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Wednesday hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Donor Center (800 Prudential Drive):
– Open Monday through Friday
– Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Wednesday hours: 12 to 7 p.m.

Please note: December 31, and January 1.

Find a Blood Drive:
Donors may also give on one of LifeSouth’s red, white and blue bloodmobiles at the following locations:

December 29, Hagan Ace Hardware on San Jose Boulevard, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
December 29, Walmart at Amelia Plaza, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
December 30, Walgreens on McCormick Road, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
December 30, Blaze Pizza on Town Center Parkway, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
December 31, Winn-Dixie on Lofton Square Court in Yulee, 12 – 5 p.m.
December 31, Walmart at 13490 Beach Boulevard, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
January 1, Lowe’s South Jacksonville, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
January 1, Winn-Dixie on U.S. 1 in Hilliard, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
January 2, Walmart at 8808 Beach Boulevard, 12:30 – 7 p.m.
January 2, Winn-Dixie on FL 200 in Callahan, 12 – 6 p.m.
January 3, Best Buy on Blanding Boulevard, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
January 3, Joann Fabrics on FL 200 in Yulee, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
January 3, Century Deerwood Park Apartments on Gate Parkway, 3 – 6 p.m.
January 4, Best Buy on Southside Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
January 4, Walmart on SR 200 in Yulee, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
January 5, Church of the Redeemer, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
January 5, Lowe’s on Philips Highway, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
January 5, PETCO on State Road in Yulee, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
January 6, Bailey’s Health and Fitness on Philips Highway, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
January 6, Planet Fitness in Atlantic Beach, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.
January 6, Walmart Neighborhood Market on Baymeadows Road, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 lbs or more and show photo I.D. For more information, call toll-free 888-795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.

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