For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021
Direct Contact: 256-533-8246, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kami May LifeSouth District Community Development Coordinator
LifeSouth to Host Cullman City versus Cullman County Annual Blood Drive
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host the Annual Cullman City vs Cullman County Blood Drive on June 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This annual event always gains attention as the two government entities duke it out to see who the lifesaving champion will be.
Kami May, LifeSouth’s District Community Development Coordinator, said this event is not only fun, but it is also important to the blood supply for Cullman Regional Medical Center. She says LifeSouth provides 100 percent of the hospital’s blood products.
“The need for blood products does not go away when the Summer months arrive that is why it is so important for donors to come out for this event to save local Cullman lives and get some awesome, free giveaways too,” May said.
The free items May mentioned are coupons to Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Lawlers BBQ. Donors also receive a custom Cullman City vs Cullman County T-shirt and a hot Cattleman’s Association Steak Sandwich.
Darla West, Chief Clerk for the Cullman County Revenue Commissioner and Co-Chair for the upcoming blood drive, has never been a part of this event, but says she is counting down the days.
“I am looking forward to that competitive spirit that drives our County and City donors, and the steak sandwich donated by the Cullman Cattleman’s Association is a fun way to celebrate the day,” West said.
The Honorable Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs is a long-time supporter of this blood drive and enjoys when the numbers from both sides start rolling in.
“My favorite part of the day is seeing the final results,” Mayor Jacobs said. “It’s always fun to find out whether the City or the County will be the “winner” each year, but the truly satisfying part is learning the total number of blood donations, because each of those donations can save up to three lives here in our community.”
May said the winner of the annual event receives bragging rights for the entire year and the satisfaction of knowing they saved local lives.
The event is open to the public and any employees with the city and the county. You must visit one of the designated locations for your favorite entity to receive credit.
County Supporters Must Visit One of the Following LifeSouth Bloodmobile Locations:
Walmart Olive Street- 626 Olive St SW, Cullman, AL 35055
County Court House- 500 2nd Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055
City Supporters Must Visit One of the Following LifeSouth Bloodmobile Locations:
Walmart Hwy 157- 5601 AL-157, Cullman, AL 35058
Dick’s Sporting Goods- 1106 Cullman Shopping Center NW, Cullman, AL 35055
“Between blood needs resulting from illnesses like cancer to injuries from motor vehicle accidents, our community relies on LifeSouth blood banks to save lives every day,” West said.
“Every day, someone in our community needs a blood transfusion,” Mayor Jacobs said. “Whether due to trauma, illnesses, or chronic health conditions, blood or blood products are needed every day in Cullman County. The blood collected during this blood drive stays right here in our community.”
LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 17 North Alabama hospitals. LifeSouth is committed to meeting the blood supply needs of hospitals and their patients by providing the highest quality blood components and services. The LifeSouth team is dedicated to making sure the blood is there when a patient is in need. To learn more, visit LifeSouth.org.