AirLife in Baldwin to host blood drive July 24

(Photo: Hadley Cottingham, Now Habersham)

On Saturday, July 24, Air Methods Corporation, operator of AirLife, will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its base at the Habersham County Airport. Blood donations will go to support the regional LifeSouth blood bank.

“The summer is typically a tough time for blood collections. Patients in area hospitals rely on volunteer blood donors throughout the summer to ensure that blood is there when they need it most,” says LifeSouth’s Donor Recruiter Jennifer Griffeth.

All donors will receive a free t-shirt and have a chance to see the medical helicopters AirLife uses to transport patients.

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. A photo ID is also required.

For more information on upcoming blood drives in your area, visit lifesouth.org and the American Red Cross online.

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