Pine Belt Young Professionals, an arm of the Area Development Partnership, will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 8 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
The organization is teaming up with Vitalant, a nonprofit organization with 125 donation centers across the United States, for the drive.
“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for blood donations,” according to a media release from the ADP, which serves the greater Hattiesburg area as a chamber of commerce and economic development agency.
Donors will have their temperatures taken upon arrival.
Social distancing and sanitizing procedures will also be in place.
For more information, call Vitalant at (877) 827-4376 or visit www.vitalant.org.