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Published in This Week on June 17, 2013

UMMC announces Road to Life blood drive

Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, shows off the 2013 Jeep Wrangler that is to be given away to a participant in the Mississippi Blood Services' "Road to Life" Blood Drive taking place through Sept. 2.

MBS personnel will visit the Medical Center June 17-21 to kick off the first of four quarterly blood drives at UMMC.

Those who donate blood in the Road to Life drive or at Mississippi Blood Services through Monday, Sept. 2, will be included in a drawing for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler from Howard Wilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Mississippi Blood Services.

All donors will receive an MBS "Road to Life" T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

Times, dates and places for the drive include:

* 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 17, in the MBS donor coach between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

* 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the University Hospital entrance;

* 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the MBS coach between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

* 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the MBS coach between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union;

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the MBS donor coach at the Batson Children's Hospital;

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the MBS donor coach near the Bailey Avenue entrance to the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center; and

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the MBS donor coach at the University Hospital entrance.

For more information about the Road to Life Blood Drive, call Renee Howard at 4-2884 or send her an e-mail at rhoward@umc.edu.


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