Welcome to LifeSouth

LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in AlabamaFlorida and Georgia. We are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services. LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood donated here will stay here for local patient transfusions.

Each year, nearly five million Americans need a blood transfusion. To meet our responsibility, we need to collect 266,000 blood donations a year. That’s 728 donors a day.

With over 30 donor centers, 44 blood mobiles and over 2,000 blood drives a month, our LifeSouth team is committed to making sure the blood is there when you or your family member is in need. We are your community blood center. The blood supply collected from our donors directly serves the needs of patients at over 100 medical facilities throughout our footprint. The blood donated here will stay in our community for local patient transfusion.  Only if our local supply is met will LifeSouth share our blood resources with other communities.

There are no substitutes for blood. Patients who need blood transfusions to survive depend on volunteer donors who give the gift of life. As a community blood center serving the community’s needs, we ask everyone to join us in a commitment to grow this community’s blood supply.

We promise to partner with businesses and provide dynamic, fun and innovative blood donor recruitment programs. We promise to use every resource we have to uphold our commitment to meet the community’s needs for blood.

Who Is LifeSouth

Our Company Mission
The LifeSouth Vision
LifeSouth Leaders
LifeSouth Values

Celebrating 40 Years

Programs + Foundations


Five Points of Life Foundation

LifeCord Cord Blood Bank

Meet Our Team

Nancy EckertPresident & CEO
Nancy is responsible for implementing policies and directives promulgated by the board. Read more….
Paul GrebeChief Financial Officer
Paul prepares the annual budget, pricing for services and financial reports at least quarterly for review by the President and CEO, the Finance and Audit Committee and approval by the board. Read more….
Thomas WurzbachChief Information Officer
Tom acts as the company’s executive-level subject matter expert on technology issues and ensures that LifeSouth’s information assets are aligned with its strategic business objectives. Read more….
Kimberly KinsellGeneral Counsel
Kim is responsible for advising and representing LifeSouth in all legal matters. Read more….
J.B. BowlesVice President of Operations
J.B. In directs company operations to meet budget and other financial goals, short-term and long-range planning and budget development, to support strategic business goals Read more….
Jill Evans, MTVice President of Quality
Jill oversees the blood center’s quality plan including compliance, error management, regulatory affairs, validation and implementation of process change. Read more….