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BLOOD SUPPLIES NEED TO BE STOCKED IN CASE OF CONFLICT

Blood Drives Continue Across Coast

The Red Cross has been asked by the Department of Defense to increase blood supplies in preparation for possible military action.

Since the terrorist attacks the Red Cross has been very busy collecting blood from those people wanting to do something to help out in this crisis.

The Red Cross has been able to collect record amounts of blood in the past two weeks, but they say the demand will continue. If the armed forces does deploy in the near future, the Red Cross will need to collect a lot more.

"Red Cross assists the Military in time of Conflict for their blood needs," Liz Gaulke said. "We've already been asked to start to beef up our blood collection so we can help with any kind of conflict, so we hope people will continue to give."

Red Cross officials are happy to report they were able to collect 173 pints of blood on Saturday, exceeding their goal of 125.

They will hold more blood drives this week at the following locations:

  • Tuesday at the Biloxi Community Center, Howard Aveunue from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jeff Davis Campus
  • Friday at the Gulfport Job Corps Center from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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