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A pigskin reminder: it’s time to donate blood

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With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all —football— just ahead, it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

During the summer, when school is out and student numbers drop on university campuses, the blood supply takes an annual dip. Now, with students back and vacations over, donors are needed to rebuild the community blood supply.

The Bloodmobile will be at the Levy County Courthouse, located at 355 Court Street in Bronson, Monday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It takes only about 45 minutes. But if you can't make it, maybe come on a Saturday morning before heading to the stadium or slipping into an easy chair to watch a game on TV is the right time to save a life? Visit a LifeSouth bloodmobile or stop by a donor center today. LifeSouth’s Chiefland Donor Center in the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center, 2202 North Young Boulevard.  is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 352-490-7410 for hours.

As a community blood center, the blood donated with LifeSouth stays in the communities it serves. 

To donate, a person needs to be 17 or older or 16 with written parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For more information call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. All donors receive a recognition item and cholesterol screening.