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 needed it to her recovery. While in the hospital she felt a calling on her life to do more for those with Diabetes. Today she is the Executive Vice President of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi! She pays it forward everyday spreading awareness and facilitating educational programs to help foster an atmosphere of wellness to Adults and Children with Diabetes and also to the caregivers helping them to not just manage their disease but thrive! Thank you Mary for heeding the call!

Donate blood at any Mississippi Blood Services location

and credit your donation to

Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi            MBS #DFMS

and Mississippi Blood Services will pay it forward with a financial donation to

Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi!



Diabetes Foundation of MS Website           Diabetes Foundation of MS Facebook page

It’s more than About Blood…


To learn more about the MBS ABOut a Cause program, contact Anna LeBreton at or 769-233-0708