Community Blood Drive set

From press reports

 

The road of life is often rocky and filled with unforeseen obstacles—like traumatic injuries, life-threatening injuries and major surgeries. Blood donors help pave the way to recovery for patients by making sure blood is available when they need it. Mississippi Blood Services and Howard Wilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge are joining together again in the Road to Life 5 Summer Blood Drive Promotion. One lucky donor will get to explore life’s rugged roads in a brand new Jeep Wrangler. Many Mississippi hospital patients will be on the road to recovery because you donated blood!

There will be a community blood drive on Thursday, August 15, from 2 – 7 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the Fred’s Dollar Store in Ackerman. Donors will be automatically registered in the Road to Life 5 Jeep Wrangler give-away. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. Donors can now check their cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account!

“Mississippi Blood Services is happy to announce the Fifth Annual Road to Life Blood Drive, which is exciting for both MBS and our donors,” Tony Bahou, MBS public relations and communications manager, said. “But it’s even more exciting to know that countless hospital patients are getting back on “The Road to Life” because so many Mississippians care enough to give blood.”

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent, visit our Web site for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. Visit us at msblood.com or call us at (888) 90-BLOOD (902-5663) for information. You can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/give2live and follow MSbloodservices on Twitter. When you give, people live.

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) was founded in 1979. Mississippi Blood Services is the only not-for-profit blood center headquartered in Mississippi. MBS supplies a safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products to Mississippi hospitals from the Tennessee line to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mississippi Blood Services is Mississippi’s blood service.