JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Every two seconds someone needs blood.
Thursday night, donors who have given the gift of life reunite with patients who needed blood and platelets to survive.
Reunite for Life sponsored by Mississippi Blood Services, brings patients and donors together to remind others of the importance of blood donations. Whether it is from illness or accidents family members and recipients say it makes all the difference when you roll up your sleeves to give blood.
Mary Frances Sutton, who was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia said, “if I wouldn’t have had the blood and platelets and if they wouldn’t have done that, taken their time to do that then I couldn’t have lived, because I really needed them at times.”
Kennon Lollar survived a railway accident.
“Without blood donors and Mississippi Blood Services I wouldn’t be here today, so it really means a lot to me", Lollar said.
If you are not able to donate blood, you can still help Mississippi Blood Services by making a monetary donation. MBS provides blood products to hospitals across the state.