On Feb. 16, 2006, Olivia’s parents received the painful news that their precious little girl was suffering from Hurler’s Syndrome (MPS-1). Her tiny body was not able to manufacture a vital enzyme and if left untreated her life would be short and grim.
She was scheduled for a bone-marrow transplant and was admitted to the University Mississippi Medical Center. T ... read more
FLOWOOD, Miss.—Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) is joining with the NeuroSpine Center to hold its third annual 5K run and walk on April 5th, 2014. Proceeds from the event will help MBS build a new donor coach so we can save more lives in Mississippi. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the Build a Coach Campaign!
Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) is a not-for profit organization whose mission is, in part, “…to collect, process and distribute safe volunteer donor blood and blood components….” We have three stand alone facilities and several hospital sites in which to do this; however, approximately 80 percent of our blood donations come from mobile blood drives, hence the need for Donor Coaches.
In 2013, Mississippi Blood Services collected over 69,000 units. However, it still fell short of hospital needs and we needed to import from other blood centers across the country. Our goal is to meet the needs of our state and surrounding areas without importing from other blood centers. In order to do this we need to continue to raise the public’s awareness for the need for blood donors. By participating in the Run for Blood 5K run and walk, you are helping to raise that awareness. Show your support by coming to Mississippi Blood Services on April 5th and letting everyone know the race for blood is on!
Ways to participate:
• Be a sponsor (cash or in-kind counts) see below.
• Form a team - $25 per adult prior to March 24, $30 per adult after March 24 (kids are $10 before March 24 and $15 after). (we have closed the Free registration for blood donors)
• Volunteer – We need volunteers prior to and on race day.