Mississippi Blood Drives - January 2013

Become a Red Cross blood donor today!
One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. The Red Cross serves as the bridge between over 4 million generous blood donors and millions of patients in need each year. Blood Saves Lives.

Red Cross Blood Drives

January 2013

Mississippi Coast

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood.

The Red Cross serves as the bridge between over 4 million generous blood donors and millions of patients in need each year. Blood Saves Lives. Please join us at one of our January Blood Drives.

Click here for a complete list of dates and times.

To give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds; you must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), and you must be in general good health. If you are sick and cannot donate, please recruit a friend or family member to give in your place.

All donors must have a photo ID or American Red Cross donor card.

If you plan on giving blood:

• Double your fluid intake in the 48 hours leading up to the drive.

• Eat a nutritious meal the night before, as well as the day of, the blood drive.

• Eat iron-rich foods such as lean beef, broccoli, eggs, greens, shrimp or dried beans.

• Also consume foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.

• Get a good night’s sleep before the drive.

For more information about hosting a blood drive or becoming a blood donor, please contact Rhonda Dodge at (228) 239-0700.