Cedar Key blood drive is Friday, Feb. 14

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What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets. But that only scratches the surface of the impact. Those three people may have children, brothers, sisters or parents. There may be friends, classmates or coworkers, who will all be affected because a life was saved because one person made the decision to donate blood. A one-hour investment of time can have a far-reaching influence. Be a life saver and a life changer, donate blood today.

LifeSouth and the communities of Cedar Key invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host High School and Community blood drives. Cedar Key High School and Community Blood drive is on Friday, Feb 14. The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key High School between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon. The bloodmobile then moves to City Hall, 490 2nd Street, and will continue the blood drive between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

All who donate will receive a recognition item and complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and have photo I.D. Sixteen-year-old donors must have signed parental consent. For more information about becoming a donor or about blood drives in your area, call LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.