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United Blood Services hosting Mardi Gras Blood Drive

United Blood Services is hosting a Mardis Gras blood drive. United Blood Services is hosting a Mardis Gras blood drive.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - January is National Blood Donor month and United Blood Services would like for it's donors to come by so that they can give thanks.

From now until Feb. 1, they are holding a Mardi Gras special where all donors will receive a free
long-sleeve t-shirt and be automatically entered into a drawing to win a trip for two to the Krewe of Orpheus "Orpheuscapade." 

The trip will be held in New Orleans on Feb.16. 

"The hospital needs blood. Without volunteers coming in to donate blood they wouldn't have what they need on their shelves right now to fulfill the needs of the hospitals and the patients in those hospitals," said Mary Archdale, donor recruitment supervisor at United Blood Services.
 
Donating blood is simple and easy. Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. A health history questionnaire will be provided for prospective donors to fill out.

The center is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and opens on most other days at 8 a.m.  Sunday is open at 11 a.m.
and is located at 805 South 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg,MS.
 
To make an appointment to donate, visit their website here.

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