UBS: honor breast cancer awareness through blood donations.

(The following is a press release from United Blood Services.  For more details, call 601-264-0743.)

HATTIESBURG, MS- United Blood Services is giving you an opportunity to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating blood.  Every three seconds, a patient receives a life saving blood transfusion.  There are many reasons why patients need blood, platelet or plasma transfusions and cancer treatments are one of them.  Some cancer patients can use as many as 400 or more pints of red cells, plasma and/or platelets throughout treatment.  When you donate blood, plasma and/or platelets, you are helping to ensure that family and friends in our community have the blood they need when it is needed, to help fight the battle they are facing. Blood donors make a difference.  Give hope, give blood.

Donate blood October 1-22 and you will receive an "Every Donor Makes a Difference" T-shirt to wear proudly in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! While supplies last.

Donate at United Blood Services in Hattiesburg located at 805 S. 28th Avenue.  Hours of operation:

Monday- 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday- CLOSED
Friday- 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday- 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday- 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Those who wish to donate may call 601-264-0743 or visit to make an appointment to give.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History the day they donate. It's at

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.