BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Alabama vs. LSU is one of the most bitter rivalries in the SEC.
To take this rivalry one step further, Birmingham is challenging Baton Rouge to a blood drive before the Crimson Tide battles the Tigers on Saturday, November 3.
Mark your calendars for the WBRC Beat LSU Blood Drive being held Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2.
- Monday, Oct. 29 – Walmart in Gardendale 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (890 Odum Rd, Gardendale, AL 35071)
- Tuesday, Oct. 30 – CVS in Childersburg 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (32815 US-280, Childersburg, AL 35044)
- Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Walker Baptist Church in Jasper 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (230 N Walston Bridge Rd, Jasper, AL 35504)
- Thursday, Nov. 1 – Alabama One Credit Union in Tuscaloosa 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (3700 Skyland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405)
- Friday, Nov. 2 – Adamson Ford – 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (1922 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233)
*Monday - Friday you can donate at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Birmingham (396 W Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209)
Go donate blood and help Alabama Beat Louisiana! Be sure to mention that you are giving for the Alabama vs. LSU Blood Drive.
- All donated blood benefits LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from its donors directly serves the needs of patients in your local community.
- To give blood you must be in good health, 17-years-old or older (or 16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo I.D.
- All donors will receive a recognition item and a free cholesterol screening.
- Donations to the LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Birmingham and LifeSouth Blood Center in Baton Rouge will be tracked.
- Current standings will be reported nightly during WBRC’s 10p Sports. Total donations will be announced during WBRC’s sports segment on Monday, November 5 at 10 p.m. Only one city will be declared the winner of the Beat Baton Rouge Blood Drive.
Why should I give blood?
Someone will need blood every two seconds and just one donation can save up to three lives. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there is no manufactured substitute for human blood. It must be provided by volunteer blood donors in the community. One in three people need blood in their lifetime. If you don't need blood, it's almost certain that someone close to you will.
Should I wait to give blood?
About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood. Regular blood donations are needed every day to help meet the demands of hospitals' patients. Most importantly, it takes at least 24-hours after someone gives blood before it is available for use. Blood must be available beforehand in the event of any emergency or natural disaster.
Who receives blood?
Red cells are used in the treatment of surgery, trauma, cancer and severe anemia patients. Plasma is used in the treatment of burn and trauma patients. Platelets are used in the treatment of transplant and chemotherapy patients.