The Media for Red Cross Blood Drive

This week you can roll up your sleeves and save a life by donating at the Media for Red Cross Blood Drive.

You can donate until 6 p.m. today at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus, from noon until 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hollywood Casino and Resort, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

These drives are part of the Red Cross summer campaign called the Missing Types campaign which aims to draw attention to the need for new blood donors.  Southeast Region for the Red Cross Account Manager Denise Smith said, “Missing Type is where we are trying to bring awareness to everyone that is out there that you could be someone’s exact missing type. If you look at a word, say coast and it is c-o-a-s-t , what we are doing is having people remove the letters ‘a’, ‘b’ or ‘o’ from their logos to signify if we didn’t have ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘o’ blood type we couldn’t save any patients.”

Smith tells News 25 for the drive today they hope to fill over a hundred units of blood.

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