UBS Issues Alert

There's an urgent medical need in east Mississippi, according to united blood services.

The agency has put out a notice that the need for O-negative blood is at a critical level.

Donors may give blood at:

The United Blood Services Office
1115 25th Avenue

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Donating usually takes about 30 minutes.

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10 Reasons to Donate Blood:

  • Blood transfusions save lives.

  • There is no substitute for human blood.

  • Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.

  • About 60 percent of the population are eligible to donate blood, yet less than five percent do.

  • A pint of blood, separated in to components, can help up to three people.

  • You will make your community a safer place.

  • Fulfills your desire to "give back" to the community.

  • You will receive a mini physical (blood pressure, temperature, iron level).

  • You will learn your blood type.

  • It is safe, simple and it saves lives.

Who Can Donate Blood?

  • Anyone who is in good health,

  • At least 17 years old (persons 16 may donate with a Blood Program consent form signed by a legal guardian),

  • Weighs at least 110 pounds

Source: http://4.21.235.79/donating/blood.htm (Blood Centers of the Pacific Web Site)

If you would like to donate blood or help with the donation process, visit your local American Red Cross


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