LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Vitalant is encouraging Jones County residents to save lives and give blood on Tuesday to celebrate National Blood Donor Month.
The blood drive will be held at the Cameron Center located at 711 North 10th Avenue in Laurel Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donors will receive bonus points for a $25 Amazon gift card to be redeemed in Vitalant’s online rewards store.
January is a difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of a community because of weather and donors becoming too sick to donate, according to Vitalant.
“There is a constant need for blood - in fact, nearly 5,000 blood donations are needed each day to meet the needs of people throughout the country,” said Vitalant President and CEO Dave Green. “National Blood Donor Month is a critical time for people to donate, and we hope that people of all ages will start the New Year by realizing their life-transforming potential of giving blood. These vital donations truly transform lives in communities across the United States.”