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Blood drives aim to add to supplies
by Kimberly Shelton
Dec 30, 2016 | 1460 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bringing health to others in the New Year, Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) has planned two community blood drives in Corinth.

Life-saving blood donations will be collected via the MBS Donor Coach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Thursday, Jan. 5 at Walmart.

In addition to knowing they have made a difference in the health and wellbeing of others, each donor who gives blood will receive a free T-shirt as a thank you for their gift.

For added convenience, donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account.

“Make a New Year’s resolution to save lives,” said MBS Public Relations Specialist Susan Ates. “Every two seconds, someone needs blood which only comes from one source – gracious donors like you.”

“By committing to donating blood with Mississippi Blood Services on a regular basis, you can ensure that blood is available to Mississippi patients when they need it,” she said. “It’s safe, simple, effective and it helps save lives.”

In order to give blood, donors must be at least 16 years of age (with signed parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and have a valid photo ID. Parental consent forms can be obtained by visiting the blood service’s website.

Founded in 1979, Mississippi Blood Services is the only non-profit blood center headquartered in Mississippi. It supplies a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to Mississippi hospitals from the Tennessee line to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

(For more information, visit www.msblood.com, call 888-90-blood (902-5663). Also visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/give2live or on Twitter at #Give1Save3. To stay current with all things MBS, the free MBS app can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets. Farmington. Corinth Walmart is located at 2301 Harper Road.)
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