Area blood drives

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive with Boswell Regional Center on Tuesday, February 13. The MBS Donor Coach will be on site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. All donors will receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.  The blood drive is being held in honor of 11-year-old Parker Pierce of Magee, who is battling leukemia.

Every two seconds someone needs blood.  As the blood provider for 45 hospitals throughout the state, including our trauma center University of MS Medical Center and the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, it is imperative that we have blood on the shelves when it is needed.

Simpson General Hospital on Friday, February 16, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the hospital. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last).

Mississippi Blood Services has been off to a rocky start in 2018, between winter storms and cold and flu season combined. While donors have rallied to our aid, there is no promise of smooth sailing from here on out. The best way to prevent blood shortages are for those who can donate to do so on a regular basis. MBS relies solely on volunteer blood donors to help meet the needs of hospital patients in your community. Please support those facing critical injuries and illnesses by donating a little of yourself, a little of your time and give someone in need the gift of a lifetime.

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent, visit our Web site for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. Visit us at or call us at (888) 90-BLOOD (902-5663) for information. You can also visit our Facebook page at and follow MSbloodservices on Twitter. When you give, people live.


Friday night, the Trojan faithful were honored with the presence of royalty as the Homecoming court was on full display.  The football and class maids were dressed in full regalia as they prepared