ALABAMA (WHNT) — LifeSouth is looking for blood donors as its experiencing low blood supply following Memorial Day Weekend.

According to LifeSouth, the blood center experienced very low donor turnouts and very high usage from their hospitals over the weekend. The non-profit is asking donors to come in to donate blood this week to help avoid a blood shortage.

LifeSouth District Community Development Coordinator Becky Cecil says, “We are feeling concerned because we have to have those blood products for all our hospitals. We cover a huge net of hospitals in North Alabama…wide array of hospitals…and we need to have those products to give those hospitals.”

Some area hospitals rely on LifeSouth to make sure there is blood available before it’s needed to help patients. Those hospitals include Huntsville Hospital, Decatur General, Athens-Limestone, North Alabama Medical Center, Marshall Medical Center North and South, Crestwood Medical Center, Parkway Medical Center, Lawrence Medical Center, Helen Keller Hospital, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Red Bay Hospital, Russellville Hospital, Madison Hospital, Gadsden Regional Hospital, and Lakeland Community.

You must be 17 years old or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health to donate blood. A photo ID is also needed.

“We vet everyone really well to make sure they are in a capable, good, and healthy condition to donate,” added Cecil.

News 19 has compiled a list of LifeSouth’s donor centers across North Alabama where you can go to donate:

For more information on donating blood, you can call the toll-free number at (888) 795-2707 or visit LifeSouth’s website.