Blood drive Monday will be in honor of Sid Salter

Community Bank in Forest and Mississippi Blood Services will hold a blood drive in honor of Sid Salter on Monday, July 24, from lunch until 6 p.m. Donors will receive a t-shirt.
Salter, a former long-time resident of Forest, is a syndicated columnist whose column runs in The Scott County Times and other papers, and he was the owner and publisher of The Times until 2001.
Salter is married to former Times editor, Leilani Salter and is currently the Chief Communications Officer and Director of Mississippi State University Office of Public Affairs.
Salter is battling lymphoma/leukemia and has been receiving treatments from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, as well as MD Anderson.
Commenting on the blood drive, Salter said, “Leilani and I are happy to join our Community Bank family in supporting this worthy cause. In my fight with lymphoma/leukemia, I have already needed blood platelets. That need exists daily for countless fellow Mississippians. Please give blood and thank you all for your prayers. With God’s help, this is a fight I mean to win.”
MBS will be holding additional blood drives in honor of Salter at Community Bank locations in Flowood, Southaven, Brandon, Hattiesburg, and Indianola during the month of July. There will be an additional blood drive at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson on July 31.
Donors can stop by any MBS location and donate in Salter’s honor by giving the reference code DO79.
Please visit to locate a blood drive near you, or you may download the free MBS app to your phone. Hours of operation will be listed on the MBS web site.
Donors must be at least 16 years of age. Minors age 16-17 may donate with signed parental consent. The consent form can be found on the MBS web site.
Donors must have a photo ID and must weigh at least 110 lb. The MBS suggests that all donors eat at least four hours within the time you plan to donate fluids, and donors should hydrate before and after.