WHAT: Vitalant will host a Veterans Community blood drive to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products. The blood drive is sponsored by the VFW 8254, DAV 118 and the American Legion 108. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies which could potentially help patients battling COVID-19.           

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by going to and use blood drive Code SMFM156 or by calling Vitalant at (877) 258-4825 and mention blood drive code SMFM156. The donor waiting area is outside and walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.

WHEN: Monday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 11041 American Legion Drive, Jackson (Corner of Airport & Highway 49)

QUESTIONS: For more information call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825.

ELIGIBILITY: Whole blood donors must be at least 16-years-old (16 year old’s must have a signed Vitalant parental consent form available online at, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health and bring a photo I.D. Other donation types have specific eligibility criteria. For more information please visit

About Vitalant

Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit or call (877) 25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.