City of Ocean Springs held emergency blood drive this afternoon
As blood supply remains low across the Gulf Coast, communities are holding emergency drives to increase the supply.
Today, the City of Ocean Springs held an emergency blood drive at the YMCA. The event is hosted by the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau, the YMCA, the Blood Center, and Singing River Health System.
With supplies this low, Blood Center Coastal Region Coordinator Gina Necaise encourages anyone who can donate to do so. “Blood cannot be manufactured. It has to come from another human being. It is vital for patient care and it only takes about one hour. Your one donation can save three lives.”
There will be two other emergency blood drives this week, both on Wednesday, May 26th. One is at the First United Methodist Church of Gautier from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The other is at the Scarlet Pearl Casino from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.