Recent Meek School grad in need of blood donors

Katherine Barkett Byrd, a 2011 Meek School graduate, is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. A broadcast journalism major and the 2011 Miss University, Katherine has been diagnosed with a very serious blood disorder called HUS/TTP Syndrome and is in need of  blood transfusions. Doctors are concerned that her needs will deplete the supply they have on hand.

If you are in Mississippi and are able to donate blood, please do so in the name of Katherine Barkett Byrd at Mississippi Blood Services. Mention her name and her date of birth: 12/20/87.

She can accept all blood types, but AB+ and O+ are especially needed.