Right now, hospitals have only a three-day blood supply for people in need.

Because blood levels are so critical, Asbury is partnering with LifeSouth for a drive here at Asbury (6690 Cahaba Valley Road, B’ham, 35242) on Thursday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

After your successful blood donation, you will receive a $20 eGift Card redeemable at many popular retailers!

LifeSouth, a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, will be hosting this drive. With more than 30 donor centers, 45 blood mobiles and 2,000 blood drives a month, LifeSouth is dedicated to making sure the blood is there when you or your family member is in need.

Walk-ins are also (and always!) welcome. All donors receive a recognition item and a free cholesterol screening. Donors must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and show photo I.D. If you are 16, you must have written parental permission.

First time giving? Here’s how the donation process works. Learn how a unit of blood becomes a pint.