The Meridian is inviting ANYONE to the community blood drive that would like to donate.
In Mississippi, hundreds of pints of blood are needed every day. That means: friends, your spouse, your children, your children’s friends, co-workers, fellow church or synagogue members, fellow teammates, even YOU, are a probable recipient of the blood resources of Mississippi Blood Services.
The fact is, with this kind of demand, every one of us knows someone, or will meet someone, who will need blood. For example, a patient who has suffered injuries in an automobile accident, on average, requires 50 units of blood. A cardiovascular surgery may require anywhere from 2 to 25 units of blood. A cancer patient will often require up to 8 units per week. When you donate blood you are giving someone a second chance.