Community blood drive upcoming

From Press Reports

April is Donate Life month, a time set aside to enlighten the public about the need for organ transplants. While not everyone can be an organ donor, Mississippi Blood Services reminds people that one renewable resource is available to hospital patients in need: blood. Blood donors can donate whole blood every 56 days; double red cell donors can donate every 112 days and platelet donors can donate every seven days (up to 24 times in a 12-month period). A community blood drive will be from 2-6 p.m. Monday at the Eupora SupeValu. The MBS donor coach will be on site. All donors will receive a T-shirt. “Donating blood is one of the easiest things we can do to save a life,” Susan Ates, MBS public relations specialist, said. “The process is simple and only takes a little of your time but the results are far reaching and amazing—saving a life.” Call 1 (888) 90-BLOOD (1-888-902-5663) or visit www.msblood.com to schedule an appointment today.