Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!

NORCROSS, GA.  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood1 and right now there is an emergency need for blood at hospitals throughout the region. FineLine Technologies partnered with LifeSouth to do our part, not only because safe blood saves lives and improves health, but donating blood at least once a year could reduce the risk of a heart attack and cancer. Giving blood reduces excess iron in your body!

LifeSouth, a valued customer of the Data2 division of FineLine, is a nonprofit community blood supplier. Being a community blood center means the blood supply collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood that’s donated supplies lifesaving products such as plasma, red cells and platelets. And establishes inventory levels for local patient transfusions and reserves of all blood components.

Every week the district supplies more than 750 units of blood to major area hospitals including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Medical and North Fulton hospitals. Who are the patients that receive blood donations?

  • Car accident victims can require as many as 100 pints of blood;
  • Cancer patients will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment;
  • Children with severe anemia, often resulting from malaria or malnutrition, need blood donations regularly;
  • Women with complications of pregnancy may lose a lot of blood during, before, or after birth; and
  • Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.

Grant Toth, District Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth, shared that “one of the most common reasons why most people don’t donate blood…it’s because they have never been asked!”

Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!

About LifeSouth
Founded in 1974, LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. LifeSouth employs nearly 800 people throughout our footprint. With more than 2,000 blood drives a month, 30 donor centers and 40 bloodmobiles, LifeSouth collects more than 275,000 blood donations a year for community hospitals.

LifeSouth utilizes Data2’s eye readable barcode labels used to track blood donations from collection, through testing, and ultimately to transfusion to the patient. Learn more at LifeSouth.org.

About Data2
Data2, a Division of FineLine Technologies, has played a major role in blood product supply chain logistics for the last 30 years. Data2 provides multi part donor ID barcode labels to LifeSouth and other blood collection organizations 

Data2 provides the healthcare and scientific community with FDA-compliant, reliable product identification and tracking labels. As an ISBT licensee, we’re using that experience to help transition blood banks to ISBT standards seamlessly and cost effectively. Learn more at Data2.com/markets.healthcare.

Sources:

  1. American Red Cross: www.RedCrossBlood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics
  2. LifeSouth Facts Sheet
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