GAINESVILLE - ​As summer heats up, LifeSouth says it is already seeing a drop in donations and could face serious shortages if additional donors don't step forward.<br />
​"Shortages are something we battle every summer, and we're already facing a shortage of O-negative blood that's so important for emergencies," said LifeSouth Vice President of Operations JB Bowles. "For those people who donate occasionally, now is the time we need you most. For those who have never donated, now is the time to try."<br />
​Bowles explained part of the challenge is that so few people donate regularly
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