Memorial hosting monthly blood drives

You can give the gift of life today at Memorial. They’re hosting a blood drive until 5:30 today at their medical office building in Gulfport.

They’re hosting monthly blood drives working alongside the Red Cross in hopes of replenishing the historically low supply of blood.

In the past six months, the Red Cross has witnessed a decrease in blood donations while the need has increased.

People are once again having regular procedures that were put on hold during the start of the pandemic.

The Red Cross is the primary supplier for multiple hospitals and have been unable to supply them with the units of blood requested. Red Cross Account Manager for Southeast Region Denise Smith said, “From us to hear from physicians, they’re making the decision that they’re constantly having to make that decision on who’s going to get that unit of blood and who’s going to have to wait on a daily basis.”

Next month’s blood drive at Memorial Hospital will be Wednesday, March 23rd.

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