Held at Walgreens from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.25, the blood service will be collecting donations via the MBS motor coach which will be located at the corner of Harper Road and Highway 72.
In honor of Blood Donors Appreciation Month, all donors will be registered for a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Feb 1.
As an extra incentive, each person who gives will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
Donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account.
“Make a New Year’s resolution to save lives,” urges MBS Public Relations Specialist Susan Ates. “Every two seconds, someone needs blood and it only comes from one source – generous donors like you.”
“By committing to donate blood with Mississippi Blood Services on a regular basis, you can ensure that blood is available to Mississippi patients when they need it,” she added.
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 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.)