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lifesouth.JPGHelping people by donating blood


The Girl Scout Promise includes the phrase "to help people at all times" and one way the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will be doing that by hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at the 2011 Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk Expo, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. at Langan Municipal Park.


The event is a fund-raiser to renovate the dilapidated bathhouse at Camp Scoutshire Woods and to support programs and scholarships for Girl Scouts in 30 counties across Southern Alabama. There is also a free Health Expo that's open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  There will be a LifeSouth Blood Drive taking place at the Health Expo from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Each Girl Scout that is responsible for at least five donors donating at the blood drive will receive a patch.


Donating blood is one way to help save lives in the community. All blood donated with LifeSouth goes to hospitals on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Donors must 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also needed.


Troops or individual girls that are interested in earning this patch should get a form at the Mobile Service Center or contact: Ashley Petroutson at or 251-295-1709



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