NORTH ALABAMA (WHNT) – North Alabama’s local blood bank will be marking World Blood Donor Day now through June 14.

To honor blood donors who donate at donor centers, LifeSouth will be giving each donor a $20 e-gift card and a T-shirt when they donate. In addition, LifeSouth will reward donors with a second $20 e-gift card if they bring a friend, post on social media, and tag LifeSouth.

Donor centers are located all across North Alabama:

  • 8626 US-431, Albertville
  • 22051 US-72 East, Unit A, Athens
  • 219 Compass Way SW, Cullman
  • 2349 Danville Road SW, Suite 120, Decatur
  • 307 Veterans Drive, Florence
  • 12060 County Line Road, Suite F, Madison
  • 8190 Madison Blvd, Madison

As the local blood bank, blood donated to LifeSouth stays in North Alabama, going to several hospitals across the region:

  • Athens-Limestone Hospital
  • Crestwood Medical Center
  • Cullman Regional Medical Center
  • Decatur-Morgan Hospital/Parkway Campus
  • Gadsden Regional Medical Center
  • Helen Keller Hospital
  • Huntsville Hospital
  • Lakeland Community Hospital
  • Lawrence Medical Center
  • Madison Hospital
  • Marshall Medical Center North and South
  • North Alabama Medical Center
  • Red Bay Hospital
  • Russellville Hospital

Businesses, churches, neighborhoods, professional groups, organizations, and groups of all kinds are also encouraged to host a blood drive to celebrate World Blood Donor Day. For more information, contact Becky Cecil at rmcecil@lifesouth.org.

Hours for each donor center are:

  • Albertville: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-Noon Sunday
  • Athens: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
  • Cullman: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-Noon Saturday
  • Decatur: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-Noon Sunday
  • Florence: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday
  • County Line Road, Madison: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
  • Madison Blvd, Madison: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-Noon Sunday

To make an appointment to donate blood, visit the LifeSouth website.