Holiday Heroes to have blood drive at Wal-Mart Wednesday

Published 12:02 am Saturday, December 8, 2007

NATCHEZ — The holiday season is a busy time for most people.

As a result, blood donations traditionally decline. However, the need for blood remains constant.

Holiday Heroes at Natchez Wal-Mart will have a blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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The blood drive will be from 12 – 6 p.m. Mississippi Blood Services will have a donor coach in the parking lot.

All donors will receive a t-shirt.

All donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID.

“Celebrate this holiday season by giving someone the gift of life,” said Todd Sing, MBS vice president of donor systems.

“By taking a few minutes during this hectic time, blood donors give others a lifetime to celebrate.”

Mississippi Blood Services offers a “mini physical” before each donation to ensure the donation process is safe for the donor as well as the recipient.

Mississippi Blood Services ensures that donating blood is safe, simple and saves lives. For more information, contact 1-800-817-7449.