United Blood Services will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Water Valley High School Gym. UBS is this area’s non-profit community blood provider serving patients in Mississippi and West Alabama.
It takes over 250 blood donations everyday to meet the needs of area patients. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from parents or guardian. The office is open 7 days a week at United Blood Services in Tupelo at 4326 S. Eason Blvd.