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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police Department will be hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth on Thursday.

LifeSouth is in desperate need of blood donors as local hospitals continue to experience a short supply. All blood types are needed and anyone who has had a Flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine, or any other vaccines are still welcome.

The event will be held at the Florence Police Department, 701 S Court St, Florence, AL 35630. The LifeSouth bus will be in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-in donors are welcome but those who would like to make an appointment can do so with this link. All donors will receive an entry into a prize drawing, a free appetizer card from Texas Roadhouse and a pound of cookie dough from Papa Murphy’s.

If you can’t make the blood drive on Thursday, you can find other opportunities on LifeSouth’s website.