Media for Red Cross Blood Drive
You can roll up your sleeves and save a life by donating blood at the Media for Red Cross Blood Drive.
Doors are open at Edgewater Mall until 9 tonight for the 29th annual event. Besides saving a life, donors receive Shuckers tickets, tee shirts and other trinkets.
This blood drive also comes with a small competition. The Biloxi Shuckers and Birmingham Barons are competing to see which team can collect the most pints of blood for the American Red Cross.
Members of the Red Cross tell News 25 this is a critical time of year for the organization to bring in as much blood as they can for those in need. Account Manager Denise Smith said, “So many people are getting ready to go to vacation or they’re spending their summer away or have a lot of activities with their children, anything like that. So they may not think about going to donate as much as they normally would. It’s good to do this in the beginning of the summer so that we go into our summer not being in such a tight pinch for blood as we normally would be.”
You can head to Edgewater Mall at the west entrance until 9 tonight, tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. at Hollywood Casino and Resort, or Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the MGCCC Jackson County campus.