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Young Sickle Cell Patient in Need of O-Type Blood

Aug 27, 2019

DJay James is a long time friend of Mississippi Blood Services. Diagnosed at 3 months old, DJay has endured countless transfusions in his young life.   Having to receive transfusions nearly every 4 weeks to help decrease his risk of having a stroke, DJay has developed antibodies.  This means that he needs very specific blood from…

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2018 About A Cause Campaign

Aug 27, 2019

Mississippi Blood Services is proud to partner with several like-minded organizations with in the community. These partnerships afford us the opportunity to reach a more diverse audience than we could reach individually. We are organizations working together ABOut A Cause. The ABOut A Cause program serves as a bridge between the need for blood that stems from so…

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De’Shawn & Trinitee’ Smith, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ MS Sickle Cell Foundation

Aug 27, 2019

De’Shawn and Trinitee’, Partners in the Fight! De’Shawn & Trinitee’ are brother and sister. They share more than their DNA however. Both have Sickle Cell Anemia. Never knowing each day when crises will strike. In October 2017 crises hit De’Shawn with a vengeance! To get him back on his feet it took a TOTAL EXCHANGE!…

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Timothy Lewis, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ American Heart Association

Aug 27, 2019

Timothy Lewis, Fighter / Winner! Timothy Lewis attended a Health Fair as many do. For Timothy however, a simple screening put him on a journey he never expected.  He was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that made it harder for his heart to pump blood to the rest of his body. Treatment was…

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Molly May, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ Susan G. Komen, Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi

Aug 27, 2019
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Mary Fortune, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ Diabetes Foundation of MS

Aug 27, 2019

Mary Fortune: Making a Difference! Mary has been living with Diabetes most of her life. As a teenager she became desperately ill and required a lengthy hospital stay and many transfusions of blood and blood products during her recovery. She credits her medical team and the units on the shelf that were available when she…

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Kallie Hargrove, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ MS Sickle Cell Foundation

Aug 27, 2019

Kallie Hargrove, Fighter! Kallie was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease when she was only 4 months old! Thanks to the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation and Mississippi Blood Services, Kallie has gotten the support and blood she’s needed and has no plans to slow down!  Kallie says that her experience has made her the strong young…

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Kate Cox, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ Central MS Down Syndrome Society

Aug 27, 2019

Kate Cox, Champion! Kate has Down Syndrome and before she was two she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.  Prior to her treatment, Kate needed blood and platelets. Today, Kate is cancer free! Kate is a champion and her future possibilities are endless!  Her heroes are blood donors like you and the folks at Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society. Donate…

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Linda Amos, ABOut A Cause Partner ~ MS Organ Recovery Agency

Aug 27, 2019

Linda Amos, Victor! In April 2011 Linda’s life changed in a Heartbeat… Literally! A Heart Transplant transformed Linda to what she describes as a “Living Miracle”! Now she pays it forward by sharing her story, raising awareness and encourages others to register as an Organ, Tissue and Eye donor! Donate blood at any Mississippi Blood…

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