Blood donation gets Extreme Makeover

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By The Staff

While ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” taps into the community spirit to help one family, the show also offers a way volunteers can make a difference for the entire community, and no carpentry skills are needed.

 Through Dec. 14, donors in Chiefland can also get involved by stopping by LifeSouth’s donor at 2202 N. Young Blvd. in the Winn-Dixie Center Shopping Center.  All donors will get a limited edition Extreme makeover: Home Edition Blood Donor T-shirt.

  As a community with large regional hospitals, the need for blood is great, especially during the holidays when many regular donors and many of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College students who regularly support the community blood supply are out of town. To donate, a person needs to be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also needed. For more information on blood donation or to find the hours for the donor centers go to www.lifesouth.org or call Clay Gibbons, District Community Development Coordinator at (352) 334-1000.