During the holidays there is always a critical need for blood donations.
The need increases at this time of year due to increased accidents and mishaps.
A blood drive was held Friday at United Blood Services in Meridian.
"Type O, we always need. Type O, O positive, O negative. If you're type O, we really need it," said Elizabeth Fair of UBS Donor Recruitment. "There's going to be other opportunities for you to come out and donate. Mash Bash is next week and is an excellent opportunity for you to come out and donate also."
Mash Bash will be held at the Temple Theater Dec. 29.