There are many great ways that you can help the Five Points of Life:

Charitable Donation

Five Points of Life is a program of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers which is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your financial contribution of cash, stock or other property is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Click below to make an online donation or here to download a contribution form.

Your generous donation helps teach children about the importance of donation through Five Points of Life in the Classroom, brings the Kids Marathon program to communities and raises awareness about the benefits of donating blood, marrow, umbilical cord and organ and tissue, including teaching families and expectant mothers about the benefits of umbilical cord donation through LifeCord*.

Give your “Five Points”

Learn about the “five points” – blood, apheresis, bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and organ and tissue donation – and how you can donate.

Be a blood donor

If you’re not certain where to go in your area to donate just visit the AABB website and enter your information for a list of blood centers near you!

Become an organ donor

If you haven’t already make sure you’ve signed your organ donor card. Click here to sign up for the organ registry.

Become a cord blood donor

Visit the LifeCord Cord Blood Bank website for more information.

Join the marrow registry

Click here to learn how.

Volunteer your time

Contact your nearest blood center and inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Host a blood drive

To find out more about how to organize and/or host a blood drive visit the AABB website.

Sponsor a Five Points of Life event

You or your organization can become an event sponsor. Contact Brite Whitaker at 352-224-1728 or for more information.

Participate in a Five Points of Life Event

Annual events include: Dueling for Life, An Evening at the Races, Race Weekend (marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and 5k), the Kids Marathon series and golf tournaments.  Check the Races & Events page for more information.


*The Five Points of Life Foundation partners with LifeCord, a public cord blood bank licensed by the FDA, in efforts to promote the donation of cord blood. Contributions to the foundation can be directed to LifeCord’s community awareness campaigns and expectant mother education programs to help increase cord blood donation and save lives.