LifeSouth is partnering with Jann's Pharmacy to host a blood drive this Friday to increase the blood supply in the Tuscaloosa area amid a dangerous shortage.

Jann Side, owner and pharmacy manager of Jann's Pharmacy, said the blood supply in our area is "critically low" and that she hopes the partnership will see a great community response to save the lives of those in need of blood donations.

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Brittany Marshall
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Donors must be 17 years or older to participate. Those who are 16 years old can donate with parental consent. Participants will receive a $10 gift from LifeSouth in exchange for the donation, Side said.

LifeSouth's bloodmobile will arrive at the pharmacy at 11 a.m. Friday morning and the drive will continue until 6 p.m.


Jann's Pharmacy is located at 1825 McFarland Boulevard North across the street from the Winn Dixie grocery store on Watermelon Road.

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