MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus hosts blood drive to sponsor child cancer patients

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus will hold its Spring Blood Drive April 4-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the campus gymnasium. During the blood drive, the campus will sponsor three or four children with various forms of cancer, all patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.

Last year, the campus was selected as the Community College of the Year by Mississippi Blood Services.  During a two-day drive, they collected 116 units of blood, allowing four children at Batson Children’s Hospital to receive $10,000 sponsorships each for their blood products.

WHO: MGCCC students, employees and the public are invited to participate.

WHAT: MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus Spring Blood Drive through Mississippi Blood Services

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day

WHERE: Campus Gymnasium

WHY: Blood is always a critical need, but this event helps sponsor up to four children at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and will provide them with sponsorships for their much-needed blood products.