United Blood Services has issued an urgent call for O negative and O positive blood types.
Officials say all types are needed but the supply of Type O is extremely low.
"The necessity quadruples, or more than that, when we have a holiday coming on, especially for something like July 4th, as we go out and have fun and enjoy time with our families," said Donald Clark of United Blood Services. "Believe me, people still do need blood."
For more information or to set up an appointment, you may call 601-482-2482.
United Blood Services is located at 1177 Bonita Lakes Circle, Meridian, next to TJ Maxx. Its hours are: Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Thursday; Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.