Campground Baptist Church teams up with West Harrison High students for blood drive

Campground Baptist Church set the stage today for students with West Harrison High School to hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

This afternoon, students with the school’s Junior ROTC program helped check donors in as people from all walks of life filed in the north Harrison County church to donate blood.

American Red Cross leaders tell News 25 that blood donations are now being screened and used to help in the fight against COVID-19. Red Cross Biomed Services MS Territory Manager Denise Smith said, “Anybody who has had COVID is highly encouraged to come out and donate blood. We have been running COVID antibodies testing on all blood donations, but at this point we are also doing a secondary test that lets us know if that donor actually had COVID and we’re able to pull their plasma from that whole blood donation to help make a difference in the life of somebody who is currently going through COVID.”

Tomorrow from 1 to 7 p.m. another blood drive will be held at the Mississippi Maritime Museum and Activities Center in Pascagoula.

For more information check out the American Red Cross website at redcrossblood.org.

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