The Blood Center

Blood shortage across the Coast

There is an urgent need for blood nationally and locally. News 25’s Janae Jordan spoke with the American Red Cross and the Blood Center about how low donor turnouts are causing…

Blood drive set for tomorrow in Gautier

The Blood Center, in conjunction with the Gautier Rotary Club, will hold a blood drive tomorrow. The drive takes place at the First United Methodist Church on Highway 90. The blood drive runs from 10 a.m. to…

The Blood Center holding emergency blood drives

The Blood Center is in need of extra blood donations. Low donor turnout coupled with increased usage has put a strain on inventory levels at the Blood Center. The Blood Center has partnered with Singing River Health…

Blood needed across the Coast at the Blood Center

The Blood Center is in urgent need of all blood types. Blood Centers nationwide have reported declines in blood collections in recent weeks. Some have reported their lowest donor turnout in more than a year. These trends are concerning…

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Law enforcement, Singing River Health System, Jasper the K9, firefighters, and every day citizens were out in full force today, rolling up their sleeves and donating blood to The Blood Center, which is facing a critical need…

The Blood Center in need of donors

The Blood Center supplies local hospitals in southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. They are asking for donors of all blood types to donate but have an urgent need for type O. At the Blood Center in Gautier, they are hosting…

Donating blood during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many blood drives across the county had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, making the need for donating even more important. A socially distant blood drive was held in Ocean Springs today in effort to help fill the…

Blood donations amid Coronavirus

Growing concerns about the Coronavirus in our state also means the need for blood will be even more crucial. That is why the Blood Center needs help with blood donations. There will be donation locations set up in South Mississippi…

Pascagoula High School Blood Drive

Students at Pascagoula High School teamed up with the Blood Center for a blood drive on campus today. Students also lined up to give blood to support and help a fellow classmate who is battling leukemia. This is the second…

Holiday Blood Drive in Gulfport

An event taking place in Gulfport is a way for people to give back by giving the gift of blood. The Blood Center’s Bloodmobile is set up at Rouses in Gulfport today for a holiday blood drive. All blood types…

Giving blood during the holidays

It’s a busy time for all this holiday season, but it’s still an important time to give blood. According to The Blood Center, an increase in elective surgeries and traffic related accidents in the winter bring about a need for…

World Blood Donor Day

Statistics show that someone in the world needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. It’s World Blood Donor Day and because of the growing need for blood donations the City of Diamondhead hosted a community blood drive today. The event…

Local blood donation centers looking for type-o donors

There is a severe blood shortage across the country and even here on the Coast we are feeling the effects. Officials say that there has been a low donor turnout and usage has increased which has put a strain on…

The Blood Center hosts community blood drive

The Blood Center hosted a community blood drive today at Walmart on Bienville in Ocean Springs. The Blood Center is a nonprofit organization that supplies blood and blood products to hospitals throughout the Gulf Coast. With a demand to supply…

Blood drive in Biloxi

Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi is doing its part to help boost the blood supply for our community. The Blood Center has teamed up with Harrah’s to host a blood drive that started today at 10 a.m. The blood mobile…

Pascagoula High School blood drive

Pascagoula High School hosted their fall blood drive with the Blood Center. The high school blood drive has grown to be one of the Blood Center’s largest drives. The student council and leadership club hosted the drive. They tell News…