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MBS Schedules Blood Drive At High School

WATER VALLEY – Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a blood drive with Water Valley High School on Monday, April 16, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The MBS donor coach will be parked in the back of the school. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Seniors donating twice during their senior year will receive a red cord to wear at graduation.

Did you know that one out of every 365 African American babies is born with sickle cell disease?

 Did you know that every year the parents of 15,700 children will hear that their child has been diagnosed with cancer?

Did you know that in 2015, 235,845 teen drivers were treated for injuries suffered by traffic accidents?

 Did you know that many of these young patients are still alive today because someone took the time to donate blood BEFORE they ever needed it? 

Unfortunately, catastrophic illnesses and traumatic injuries are part of everyday lives. Thankfully, ordinary people become extraordinary life-savers when they roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Be one of the extraordinary, donate blood.

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Donors must be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds need signed parental consent, visit the MBS website for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. Visit MBS at or call (888) 90-BLOOD (902-5663) for more information.

You can also visit our Facebook page at and follow MSbloodservices on Twitter. Download the free MBS app for your smartphone and/or tablet and keep up with all things MBS! #Give1Save3.

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