Presentation on theme: "History of blood banking Early 1970s Hospitals accepted both paid and volunteer blood donors Recipients frequently developed hepatitis following transfusions."— Presentation transcript:
History of blood banking Early 1970s Hospitals accepted both paid and volunteer blood donors Recipients frequently developed hepatitis following transfusions Correlation made between paid donors and one or more positive test results for hepatitis Mid 1970s FDA instituted a new rule – blood from paid donors needed to be labeled accordingly Many hospitals no longer wanted blood from paid donors
Four local hospitals in Gainesville, Fla. searched for a community blood bank to recruit volunteer blood donors.
LifeSouth established in 1974 12 Civitan Service Club members personally signed the note for $50,000 to start a blood center Civitan Regional Blood Center was born Collected 7000 units in the first year with 15 employees
*Philip H. Baker Clayton A. Bird *Reeves H. Byrd, Jr. Neil A. Butler Conrad Dutton William H. Gardner Thomas H. Glenn Ralph Grams, MD Theodore C. Hayes *John Mallory Homer A. Paschall K. Kendall Pierson, MD *Donald F. Rothwell *Everett Scroggie, Jr. Carter P. Seymour J. Edward Singley Nelson Smith Richard T. Smith, MD *Still in Gainesville
LifeSouth in the1980s 1980 – Suwanee Valley Region opened in Lake City, serving Gainesville hospitals 1983 – Citrus Region opened, serving Seven Rivers Hospital and Citrus Memorial 1987 – Hernando Region opened in Brooksville, serving HCA Oak Hill Hospital and Lykes Memorial
1993 – The Putnam Region opened, serving Putnam Community Hospital 1994 – Birmingham Region opened at the request of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center and the Birmingham VA Medical Center 1995 – Greater Atlanta Region opened, serving Georgia Baptist Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital LifeSouth in the1990s
1995 – East Alabama Region opened in Opelika, Ala. 1997 – Northeast Georgia Region opened in Gainesville, Ga. 1998 – South Alabama Region opened in Montgomery, Ala., serving Jackson Hospital – LifeCord began in partnership with Shands to collect cord blood 1999 – Westside Baptist Church on Newberry Road in Gainesville, Fla. purchased for $2.1 M for corporate headquarters 1990s continues with growth
2001 – LifeCord sent first cord blood unit for transplant 2002 – North Alabama Region in Huntsville, Ala. opened, serving Huntsville Hospital, Decatur General Hospital, Shoals Hospital, Marshall Medical Center, Parkway Medical Center, Hartselle Medical Center and Baptist Lawrence Medical Center 2003 – Wiregrass Region opened in Dothan, Ala. 2004 – Marshall Region opened in Albertville, Ala. – Morgan Region opened in Decatur, Ala. Expansion continues
2007 – Coastal Alabama Region opened, serving Mobile Infirmary, Infirmary West, North Baldwin Infirmary, Thomas Hospital, Providence Hospital, Springhill Memorial Hospital, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital and USA Medical Center 2008 – Baldwin Region opened in Daphne, Ala. – Shoals Region opened in Sheffield, Ala. – Southern Crescent Region opened in McDonough, Ga.
Our headquarters Civitan Regional Blood Center's first offices on 13th Street 1974 Today on Newberry Road
Our bloodmobiles 1974 Today over 40 bloodmobiles
Join us for our 40-Year Celebration At LifeSouth on 13 th St. Thursday, August 15 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting for Civitan renovation 5:30 p.m. 40-Year Celebration and Gainesville Chamber After Hours Entry fee is school supplies to support local schools