Omega Psi Phi, Youth Challenge cadets join in holiday blood drive

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Join Vitalant, Omega Psi Phi fraternity and Youth Challenge for the annual Scrub for Blood blood drive.

Fraternity members will be grilling burgers for all and Youth Challenge will be washing cars as blood donations are made.

With the end of school and Memorial Day holiday this weekend, blood donations start declining by as much as 20 percent. Please give blood now to ensure we are prepared to serve our friends and family with the blood they need.

Join Vitalant at the Hattiesburg Donation Center located at 805 S. 28th Street from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24. Car wash and burgers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule an appointment to donate at vitalant.org or call 877-25VITAL.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History the day they donate. It’s at vitalant.org. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.