LIFELINE receives donation from local foundation
JACKSON, Tenn. — LIFELINE Blood Services has received a donation from the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.
LIFELINE says it was given a professional medical-grade refrigerator with advanced monitoring and control. LIFELINE officials say this will help them keep samples longer.
“A blood sample is required to be retained on all donors from each donation in case additional testing needs to be performed. The new
refrigerator will be used to store these retention samples for seven weeks. It will also be used as a backup for blood bank reagents that are required to be stored at refrigerated temperatures,” said Gina Humphreys, LIFELINE’s Director of Technical Services.
“We are so grateful to have the support of The Foundation who invests in the health and well-being of our community! The new refrigerator is extremely beneficial to LIFELINE and our life saving mission in West Tennessee,“ said Melinda Reid, LIFELINE’s Marketing Manager.
You can find a list of blood drives for the last portion of August here.
You can also check LIFELINE’s website for times at both their Jackson and Dyersburg locations. You can also reach them at (731) 427-4431.