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Donors needed after bus & train crash in Mississippi

Posted by Paul Adams on March 13, 2017 9:56 AM


In the midst of yesterday's tragic accident in Biloxi, The Blood Center confirms that some victims were transported to hospitals they service.  Many in the community interested in donating blood to help can visit THeBloodCenter.org to find a community blood drive or donor center in their area. 

Type O donations are extremely depleted as are A and AB plasma and platelets after yesterday's events and donors are urged to give blood to help these and other area patients. 

The Blood Center needs to collect 300-350 units of blood daily to serve over 40 area hospitals in Mississippi and Southern Louisiana. Visit one of The Blood Center’s 14 area donor centers or a mobile blood drive in the next few days to prevent any disruption in patient care, assuring an adequate inventory level is in place.

Any healthy individual 17 (or 16 with a parental consent) and over 110 lbs. can donate whole blood every 56 days. Visit TheBloodCenter.org or call us at 800-86-BLOOD to schedule a donation. Bring a photo ID and be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to your donation.