There is an urgent need for blood donations in the local area, and Baldwin EMC is partnering with LifeSouth to meet that need.
The co-op is hosting an emergency blood drive on Wednesday, February 6, at their Summerdale location (19600 Hwy. 59), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“When we heard from LifeSouth that they were down to three pints of blood in storage, I knew we had to help,” said Baldwin EMC Vice President of Corporate Services and Public Relations Mark Ingram. “While our expertise, of course, is in providing electricity to our members, we do have a facility available for LifeSouth to set up and accept donations for the entire day. We’re hoping that members of the co-op and of the entire community will find time to stop by our training center on Hwy. 59 and donate. Just one pint can save up to three lives.”
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be on site in the Baldwin EMC training center to take blood donations. Everyone at least 17 years old, 110 pounds and in generally good health is invited to donate blood. All blood types are needed, and first-time donors are welcome. Anyone who donates blood will be entered into three grand prize drawings at the end of the day, courtesy of LifeSouth: a $100 Visa gift card, a 45 Qt. RTIC cooler, and a 50” Samsung Smart TV.
For more information about the emergency blood drive, call (251) 989-6247.