Blood needed by United Blood Services

January 22, 2014 there will be a blood mobile at First United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  If you are able to give blood please make plans to go by and give blood at this event.  United Blood Services needs your help!  
If you are in the Tupelo area, below is an address where you may go and give blood as well.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           Contact:     Rhonda Weaver
             Phone:  842-8871 ext 3011
As the community blood provider, United Blood Services is making a critical appeal for all blood types today.  High patient usage and a lack of blood donations have caused an on-going urgent and critical need for blood.  This year’s severe flu outbreak is having a negative effect on blood donations, keeping the local blood supply critically low.  Local hospitals are experiencing a high increase in blood usage and United Blood Services is down to a less than one day supply to service all local hospitals.  If you are healthy, your blood donation is needed immediately.  Here is an updated list by blood type to supply patients for the next 24 hours:   
Need  by Blood Type: 
O positive    288 pints
A positive    208 pints
B positive    71 pints
O negative   80 pints
A negative   64 pints
B negative    32 pints
AB negative and AB positive donors are also needed at this time for plasma donations.          
United Blood Services’ center is located at:
4326 S. Eason Blvd in Tupelo, MS
Monday, Wednesday:  8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday:  10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, Saturday:  8:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Call 662-842-8871 or visit for more information about qualifying to donate blood, or to schedule an appointment.