Tag Archives: LifeSouth

Valentine’s Day Blood Drive Takes On New Meaning For Gainesville Residents

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.

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In wake of gay marriage debate, UF student questions FDA blood donation policy

By on April 5th, 2013 | Last updated: April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Since the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from gay men because of the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. University of Florida student James J. Sadler hopes that ban will be lifted, so he and other gay men can donate blood.

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LifeSouth in need of blood type O-negative

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers need blood now. There is an emergency need for O-negative blood, said Galen Unold, LifeSouth’s director of donor recruitment.

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Blood need in Gainesville area constant

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Because of Gainesville’s hospital Shands being so prominent in health care for Florida, there is always a need for blood in the area to help with surgeries, trauma and cancer patients.

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